A Magyar Állami Hangversenyzenekar (ma Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar) vezető karmestere 1987-től, örökös tiszteletbeli elnök-karnagya 1992-től. 1994-ben megkapta a Magyar Köztársaság egyik legmagasabb kitüntetését. Jelenleg a Japán Filharmonikusok vezető karmestere.
Born in 1940. He studied conducting under WATANABE Akeo and YAMADA Kazuo at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. It was in 1974 when he studied gaining international attention after receiving first prize at the International Conductors Competition of the Hungarian Television. Since then he has gained a reputation by conducting major orchestras in countries such as Germany, Austria and the UK. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Hungary State Symphony Orchestra (Hungary National Philharmonic Orchestra nowaday) in 1987, and General Director of the Orchestra in 1992. In 1994, he received "Middle Cross with the Star of the Order of the Republic of Hungary". The Japan Philharmonic appointed him Chief Conductor in 1998, Principal Conductor in 1990, and Chief Guest Principal Conductor in 1994.
In 1997, he returns to the Japan Philharmonic as Chief Conductor.