Christian Zacharias has been awarded the honour of serving as Principal Guest Conductor of Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid for the season 2017/18. In the coming three seasons, he will present several exciting programmes both as a pianist and conductor. The prestigious orchestra is one of the country’s cultural pillars remaining committed to the Spanish tradition, but also the avant-garde of classical music making this inspiring partnership all the more exciting.

Following their last well-received concert, Zacharias’s will visit Madrid again in January 2018 to present a Schumann programme.

The reputed musician has also garnered ovations from Sweden as the University of Göteborg awarded Christian Zacharias an honorary doctorate of music for performance and interpretation stating the following “our long-standing partnership with Christian Zacharias has been invaluable both for our faculty and the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra“. In October, a festive award ceremony will be held in Göteborg.