25. September 2018
Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 2008, has extended his contract with the PSO through season 2021/22.
Over the last quarter century, Manfred Honeck has firmly established himself as one of the world’s leading conductors, renowned for his distinctive interpretations and arrangements of a wide-range of repertoire. He has led the PSO to great musical heights including a GRAMMY ® this year and being named the 2018 Artist of the Year by the International Classical Music Awards. Manfred Honeck and the orchestra regularly perform in major European music capitals and at leading festivals. Through regular residencies they have built a close relationship to the Musikverein in Vienna.
“It continues to be my distinct pleasure and honor to serve as Music Director of this great orchestra,” said Manfred Honeck. “I have tremendous admiration and respect for the wonderful musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a deep affection for Pittsburgh, as well. Each year, our relationship grows stronger and stronger and in the coming years, we will have two very special celebrations—the 125th anniversary season of the PSO and the 50th anniversary season of Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts as the symphony’s home. I look forward to continuing to tour and record with this orchestra and more music and outstanding performances that we will share with our city of Pittsburgh and around the world.”