Ivor Bolton
(c) Ben Wright

Commencing with the 2016/17 concert season, British conductor Ivor Bolton will be the new music director of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, as successor to the American Dennis Russell Davies, who was chief conductor since 2009. Bolton has a four-year contract running till the end of the 2019/20 season. Polish Conductor Michal Nesterowicz has also been named as the orchestra’s new Principal Guest Conductor. Ivor Bolton (56) who is chief conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg since 2004 (and until the end of the next season), will also be music director of the opera house in Madrid, starting with the season 2015/16.

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