Conductors of the Wiener Symphoniker

Leaders in Sound

Music Directors of the orchestra

1900–25
Ferdinand Löwe

1927–30
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Music Director of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde

1929–33
Hugo Gottesmann
Concertmaster

1934–38
Oswald Kabasta

1939–44
Hans Weisbach

1945–47
Hans Swarowsky

1948–64
Herbert von Karajan
Director of Concerts at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde

1960–70
Wolfgang Sawallisch

1970–73
Josef Krips
Artistic Director

1973–76
Carlo Maria Giulini

1981–83
Gennadi Roschdestwenski

1986–91
Georges Prêtre
Principal Guest Conductor

1991–96
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

1997–2004
Vladimir Fedosejev

2005–2013
Fabio Luisi

2014–2020
Philippe Jordan

2020-2022
Andrés Orozco-Estrada 

 

Dirigenten Georges Pretre (c) Stephan Trierenberg

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Honorary Conductors

So far only two conductors have been honoured with the title of Honorary Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker; both true legends of music history: Georges Prêtre and Wolfgang Sawallisch.