Described by the New York Times as “a musician of great technical prowess, intellectual curiosity and expressive depth,” conductor and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras. He gave his Vienna Musikverein debut on a European Tour with the Staatskapelle Dresden, his US debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, his Asian debut with the Japan Philharmonic at Suntory Hall Tokyo, and made five appearances at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

In 2012 he co-founded the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bolivia, the first orchestra in the nation’s history to perform a Mahler Symphony. Leonard Elschenbroich returns to Bolivia on a regular basis to lead educational projects and develop the orchestra. This commitment led him to explore the art of conducting with various orchestras across Latin America and Europe. This year he graduated from the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin, having devoted the years of Covid-lockdowns to study orchestra-, choir-, and opera-conducting with Christian Ehwald and Markus Stenz.

Recent conducting debuts have included the London Mozart Players, The Residentie Orkest, Mexico City Philharmonic and Konzerthausorchester Berlin. He was the Assistant Conductor at The Dutch National Opera for the co-premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera Innocence, and was re-invited to return in 2025/26 for the world premiere of a new opera by Michel Van der Aa. This season he will conduct the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde in London with the Corinthian Orchestra and Claire Barnett-Jones (Mezzo-Soprano) and Peter Hoare (Tenor), and an evening concert at the Amsterdam Cello Biënnale, as well as the Final of the Dutch National Cello Competition.


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