Coming from an artistic Swiss family, Philippe Jordan already has a track record which has taken him to all the world’s major opera houses, festivals and orchestras. He is regarded as one of the most established and significant conductors of our time. Jordan started his career at the age of 20 as musical director at Theater Ulm.In 1998 he became assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera. From 2001-2004 he was principal conductor of Graz Opera and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. During this period he also débuted at several of the world’s leading opera houses and festivals, for example the Metropolitan Opera New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Bavarian State Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne and Salzburg. From 2006-2010 Jordan returned to the Berlin State Opera as principal guest conductor. During this time he also returned regularly to his birthplace and Zurich Opera, where he rehearsed Wagner’s entire »Ring«-cycle for the first time, among other projects. In summer 2012 Philippe Jordan débuted at the Bayreuth Festival with »Parsifal«. In summer 2017 he continued his work at Bayreuth with the new production of »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«, which he also conducted in subsequent years. This is scheduled to be retired in summer 2021. From 2009 until summer 2021 Philippe Jordan is musical director at the Opéra national de Paris, where he has conducted numerous premières and revivals, including »Moses und Aaron«, »La damnation de Faust«, »Der Rosenkavalier«, »Samson et Dalila«, »Lohengrin«, »Don Carlos« (French original version), »Benvenuto Cellini«, »Bérénice« and »Les Troyens«, »Don Giovanni« and the new production of Borodin’s »Prince Igor«. Philippe Jordan has conducted the world’s most famous orchestras in concert, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the symphony orchestras of Seattle, St Louis, Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington, Minnesota, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Philippe Jordan has been principal conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker since the 2014/15 season. Together with the Wiener Symphoniker he has developed complete cycles of Schubert’s symphonies and Beethoven’s symphonies and piano concerti, and a cycle of J. S. Bach’s major masses and oratorios. In a three-part Bruckner project at the Wiener Musikverein Bruckner’s seventh, eighth and ninth symphonies were presented in a contrast-filled dialogue with modern classics by Kurtág, Ligeti and Scelsi. Other projects with the Wiener Symphoniker: familiar and rarely played works of Hector Berlioz, the oeuvre of Johannes Brahms, and – for the Beethoven anniversary year – a reconstruction of the legendary Grand Concert of 22 December 1808 with performances in Paris and Vienna.