Chief Conductors of the orchestra
Music Director of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Herbert von Karajan
Director of Concerts at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Carlo Maria Giulini
Principal Guest Conductor
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
from the 2024-25 season
Chief Conductor as of the 2024-25 season
Petr Popelka has established himself as one of the most beloved and in demand conductors of his generation. He will become Chief Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker with the 2024/2025 season.
The joy of making music together
Marie Jacquot: Principal Guest Conductor
Trust, flexibility and radiant joy in music-making - this is how Marie Jacquot characterises her relationship with the Wiener Symphoniker. As Principal Guest Conductor in the 2023-24 season, she will lead programmes of rarely performed repertoire from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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.