Leon Botstein


Leon Botstein was born in Zurich and at the age of 12 immigrated to New York with his family. Despite his parents and siblings choosing to go into medicine and science, he chose instead to pursue the arts. In 1990, he established the internationally admired Bard Music Festival, the success of which helped in the development of the beautiful Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-functional facility. He currently serves as the artistic director of Campus Grafenegg and Grafenegg Academy in Austria.


Music and Theater: Past, Present, Future

Leon Botstein