Peter Eötvös is one of the best known interpreters of 20/21st century music.
Composer, conductor and teacher: he combines all three functions in one very high-profile career. Born in Transylvania in 1944, he has long been considered one of the most significant and influential personalities on the music scene as both an internationally recognized conductor and a composer of successful operas, orchestral works and concertos, written for well-known artists from all over the world. His music features regularly in the programmes of orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and festivals worldwide, and as composer and conductor he has led projects focusing on his work in cities across the globe. He is regularly re-invited as guest conductor by the most important orchestras and opera houses.
Eötvös attaches great importance to passing on his extensive knowledge and experience to others. He taught at the music college in Cologne and Karlsruhe and gives regular masterclasses and seminars throughout the world. He established his “International Eötvös Institute” in 1991 and the “Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation” in 2004 in Budapest for young composers and conductors.
He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.