for his stylistic authority and mastery of orchestral color, Hans Vonk
has garnered wide critical acclaim for his work with the leading American
and European orchestras.
A conductor of diversity and experience, Maestro Vonk commands a broad
repertoire, ranging from the core masterworks to premieres by American
and European composers.
His extensive experience in opera and ballet make Hans Vonk a consummate
conductor. From 1980 till 1991 Chief Conductor, Residentie Orchestra
of the Hague.
From 1985 through the end of the 1990 Chief Conductor of the Dresden
Staatskapelle, Europe's oldest orchestra, following in a distinguished
lineage which includes Heinrich Schutz, Richard Wagner, Karl Bohm, Rudolf
Kempe, and Fritz Busch. Maestro Vonk was the first conductor since Bohm
to head simultaneously both the celebrated Staatskapelle and the Dresden
From 1990 till 1997 Chief Conductor of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Since 1996 Music Director and Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony
Guest conducting: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic,
the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the English
Chamber Orchestra, as well as in Japan and Australia