German conductor Christoph von Dohnányi (b.1929).
Dohnányi held the position of Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia orchestra in London from 1997 to 2008, prior to which he served for three years as their Principal Guest Conductor. From the 2008/09 season he will become Honorary Conductor for life, Dohnányi has also held the position of Chief Conductor of the German NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg since 2004.
Conductor at the Frankfurt Opera, WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra in Cologne. Music Director from 1904 to 2002 at the Cleveland Orchestra, bcoming the orchestra's first Music Director Laureate in 2002.