Appointments

Helena Wessman leaves for Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Helena Wessman, currently the General Manager for the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Choir and Berwaldhallen, is named Rector of the Royal Colleges of Music in Stockholm. The appointment requires the approval of the board of the Royal College which is expected in February. She will start at the Royal College in June. …

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The young Finnish Conductor Klaus Mäkelä follows Vasily Petrenko at the Oslo Phil

The board of the Oslo Philharmonic is delighted to announce the engagement of Finnish conductor and cellist Klaus Mäkelä as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the orchestra from August 2020. Mäkelä currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Turku Music Festival and is …

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Marta Gardolinska in Bournemouth

Young Polish conductor Marta Gardolinska has been chosen by the players of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as the new Leverhulme ‘Young Conductor in Association. She will spend two intensive years in Bournemouth with an orchestra that has a history of picking future stars early on.  In the Bournemouth Echo she just did an interview about melody, Chopin, …

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Peter Ruzicka will step down as Intendant in 2020

Prof Dr Peter Ruzicka will step down as Intendant and Managing Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival as of 30 June 2020. Peter Ruzicka’s contract was from the start intended to run for five years, and this period will be completed on the aforementioned date. The position of Intendant and Managing Director is advertised (in …

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SEATTLE SYMPHONY NAMES KRISHNA THIAGARAJAN PRESIDENT & CEO

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Symphony Board of Directors has unanimously voted to name Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chief Executive Krishna Thiagarajan as its next President & CEO, Leslie Jackson Chihuly Chair. The search committee, co-chaired by Board Chair Leslie Jackson Chihuly and Board Chair Designate René Ancinas and comprised of members of the board, …

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