Eckart Preu
Eckart Preu [pronounced “Proy”]

[A] "fiery conductor" [with a] "kinetic style"
The New York Times

"A noted storyteller"
The Spokesman Review

Music Director
Spokane Symphony

Music Director
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra

Music Director
Long Beach Symphony


August 2016: Eckart Preu is appointed Music Director of the Long Beach Symphony

October 2016: Eckart Preu is appointed Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra 

2014: Spokane Symphony is awarded a First Place ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming


National Orchestra of Chile (June 2013)

"The conductor Eckart Preu and the orchestra offered a performance of the first level"

Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand, 2012)

"Catching every shift of colour and metre, conductor Eckart Preu had the players giving of their best."

Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany, 2011)

"Preu shows unconditional will to shape the music without exaggeration and with the playful Baden Philharmonic he succeeded in an convincing fashion."

National Orchestra of Chile (2012)

"The musicians of the orchestra played in harmonious partnership under the excellent leadership of Eckart Preu - to the enjoyment of the audience."

Memphis Symphony Orchestra (2010)

"The concert ... was a lively foray led by guest conductor Eckart Preu, who brought energy and wit to one of the MSO's most consistent and satisfying outings."

Portland (ME) Symphony Orchestra (2011)

“Eckart Preu is one of the finest guest conductors to lead the Portland Symphony Orchestra in recent memory, as witnessed by two standing ovations from a capacity crowd at Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday."

“Eckart Preu is one of the most impressive talents in the group of younger conductors working today in America. He is deeply musical, he cares about orchestras, and he conducts with elegance, style, and intensity.”
Henry Fogel, former President of the League of American Orchestras

“Letters from Lincoln” Released

Release of first commercial recording of the Spokane Symphony by E1 records. Program: “Letters from Lincoln” by Michael Daugherty (featuring Thomas Hampson), as well as “Im Sommerwind” and “Langsamer Satz” by Anton von Webern.