Bernard Haitink is a artist who needs no introduction. Awarded a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by Gramophone in 2015, his conducting career began 62 years ago with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in his native Holland. He went on to be Chief Conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years, as well as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is Patron of the Radio Philharmonic, and Conductor Emeritus of the Boston Symphony, as well as an honorary member of both the Berlin Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
His output on LSO Live includes a cycle of Beethoven Symphonies that BBC Music Magazine named 'A Benchmark Beethoven Cycle', expert interpretations of Bruckner Symphonies and recordings of Brahms.
Watch him conduct Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.