About the CKSO

Chief Conductors of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

  • Carl Caelus

    Carl Caelus

    The 1st Chief Conductor

    April,1956-June,1961

  • Hans Joachim Kauffmann

    Hans Joachim Kauffmann

    The 2nd Chief Conductor

    Sep.,1961-Aug.,1963

  • Tadashi Mori

    Tadashi Mori

    The 3rd Chief Conductor

    Sep.,1963-Aug.,1966

  • Yuzo Toyama

    Yuzo Toyama

    The 4th Chief Conductor

    April, 1967-March,1970

  • Akeo Watanabe

    Akeo Watanabe

    The 5th Chief Conductor

    April,1970-March,1972

  • Kazuo Yamada

    Kazuo Yamada

    The 6th Chief Conductor

    April,1972-March,1976

  • Fulvio Vernizzi

    Fulvio Vernizzi

    The 7th Chief Conductor

    April,1982-March,1984

  • Ken'ichiro Kobayashi

    Ken'ichiro Kobayashi

    The 8th Chief Conductor

    April, 1985-March,1987

  • Michiyoshi Inoue

    Michiyoshi Inoue

    The 9th Chief Conductor

    April,1990-March,1998

  • Uwe Mund

    Uwe Mund

    The 10th Chief Conductor

    April,1998-March,2001

  • Naoto Otomo

    Naoto Otomo

    The 11th Chief Conductor

    April,2001-March,2008

  • Junichi Hirokami

    Junichi Hirokami

    The 12th Chief Conductor

    April,2008-March,2020