Music Directors & Conductors
Riccardo Muti conducts the CSO - Naples 2020

The illustrious conductors of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra provide artistic vision and leadership to the entire CSO organization. Their performances on the podium inspire audiences worldwide. Look here for biographical information about these legendary and versatile musicians.

Riccardo Muti
Born in Naples, Italy, Riccardo Muti is one of the preeminent conductors of our day. In 2010, he became the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Duain Wolfe
As director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe has prepared over 150 programs for concerts in Orchestra Hall and at the Ravinia Festival, as well as many works for commercial recordings.
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Ken-David Masur
Ken-David Masur has conducted distinguished orchestras around the world and prioritizes music education and working with the next generation of young artists.
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Lina Gonzalez-Granados
Lina Gonzalez-Granados has been named as the winner of the International Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprenticeship, a professional development program administered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association. She was selected by a jury chaired by CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti, who in 2009 spearheaded the creation of the Solti Apprenticeship.
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Former Music Directors
Biographies of former music directors from Theodore Thomas to Daniel Barenboim
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