Otto Tausk


Otto Tausk studied violin with Viktor Liberman and István Párkányi, and conducting with Jurjen Hempel and Kenneth Montgomery. He continued his studies with the Lithuanian conductor and educator Jonas Aleksa at the Vilnius Conservatory.

Tausk was the principal conductor of the Ensemble MAE from 2001 to 2007. Prior to that, he was assistant conductor of Valeri Gergiev at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra for four years. Tausk made his debut as a substitute for Gergiev with his orchestra of the Mariinskitheater during the Gergiev Festival in 2003. In 2004 Tausk made his debut for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

From 2007 to 2012, Tausk was chief conductor of Holland Symfonia. In 2012, he made his debut with both the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In June 2006, Tausk conducted a production by De Nederlandse Opera of the premiere of the opera After Life by Michel van der Aa, the opening of the Holland Festival that year.

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