Descended from a family of musicians, Zoltán Peskó was born in Budapest and completed his studies in his home town. He left Hungary in 1964 and studied in Italy and Switzerland under the guidance of Goffredo Petrassi, Sergiu Celibidache and Pierre Boulez. Zoltán Peskó has held prestigious positions as music director at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra Nazionale della RAI in Turin, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf-Duisburg) and the Teatro San Carlo in Lisbon. He has undertaken guest appearances at numerous concert halls and opera houses in Europe, South America, Russia and the United States. He is regularly invited to make guest appearances at Europe’s most prestigious music festivals, and also frequently conducts such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic and Munich Philharmonic. His symphonic and opera repertory ranges from the renaissance to the contemporary. His great versatility is witnessed by numerous broadcasts and recordings.