Carlo Tenan
(c) Massimo Fiorino

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra (BIPO) has announced that 44-year-old Italian Carlo Tenan will be its Artistic Director from October 1, 2023 and additionally Principal Conductor from September 1, 2024. The contract runs through summer 2026.

Having graduated in conducting, piano, oboe, composition and electronic music, Carlo Tenan began his career as assistant to Antonio Pappano, Mstislav Rostropovich and Lorin Maazel. He has guest-conducted numerous great orchestras.

Carlo Tenan says: “We will explore new musical horizons, push the boundaries of our creativity, and continue to touch hearts with our performances. Together, we will make the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra shine even more brightly on the global stage. I want to thank in particular our loyal audience for their unwavering support. It is their presence, their applause, and their shared love for music that fuel our passion. Together, we will embark on this exciting journey of music, and I promise you that the best is yet to come.”

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