The everlasting Dutch conductor is 90 today.
He has stood at the head of major orchestras for 65 years and has announced his plan to take a sabbatical after this summer’s engagements.
Haitink remains not only the epitome of the hard-working maestro but a symbol of renewal. He takes a keen interest in students who attend his masterclasses and has been instrumental in furthering several young careers.
Happy birthday, Bernard, and many more!