Dutch conductor Otto Tausk is the Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 2018/2019, where the arrival of his infectiously energetic talent has been keenly greeted. He also serves as Artistic Advisor of the VSO School of Music. Until spring 2018, Tausk was Music Director of the Opera Theatre and Tonhalle orchestra St Gallen, Switzerland. He is a hugely respected musical personality in his native Holland, working with all its major orchestras and composers.
The 2018/2019 season begins with Tausk’s London concert debut at the BBC Proms, conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He furthermore continues guest relationships with the National Orchestra of Belgium, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Dutch National Opera, and makes debut performances with New Jersey Symphony and Orquesta de Valencia.
Born in Utrecht, Otto Tausk studied violin and then conducting with Jonas Aleksa. Between 2004 – 2006, Tausk was assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev with the Rotterdam Philharmonic. In 2011 Otto Tausk was presented with the ‘de Olifant’ prize by the City of Haarlem for his contribution to the Arts in the Netherlands.