Hans VonkMusic Director
Praised for his stylistic authority and
mastery of orchestral color, Hans
Vonk has garnered wide critical
acclaim for his work with the leading
American and European orchestras.
A conductor of diversity and
experience, Maestro Vonk commands
a broad repertoire, ranging from the
core masterworks to premieres by
American and European composers.
His extensive experience in opera and
ballet make Hans Vonk a
consummate conductor. From 1980
till 1991 Chief Conductor, Residentie
Orchestra of the Hague.
From 1985 through the end of the
1990 Chief Conductor of the Dresden
Staatskapelle, Europe’s oldest
orchestra, following in a distinguished
lineage which includes Heinrich
Schutz, Richard Wagner, Karl Bohm,
Rudolf Kempe, and Fritz Busch.
Maestro Vonk was the first conductor
since Bohm to head simultaneously
both the celebrated Staatskapelle and
the Dresden State Opera.
From 1990 till 1997 Chief Conductor
of the Cologne Radio
Symphony Orchestra (WDR).
Since 1996 Music Director and
Conductor of the Saint Louis
Guest conducting: Royal
the Oslo Philharmonic,
the London Symphony Orchestra,
the London Philharmonic,
the BBC Symphony Orchestra,
L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio
France, and the English Chamber
Orchestra, as well as
in Japan and Australia
gives his opinion
of Peter Huebner’s music:
recommend to you
of Mr. Huebner
with most urgency.”