Nicholas Collon
(c) Jim Hinson

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra has named the Brit Nicholas Collon (*1983) Chief Conductor. He will take over in autumn 2021, succeeding Hannu Lintu.

Nicholas Collon is Founder and Principal Conductor of the ground-breaking Aurora Orchestra, Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Gürzenich Orchester in Cologne. He remains Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor at the Residentie Orkest in The Hague until his current contract expires at the end of July 2021, seeing the orchestra into its newly-built concert hall in the centre of the city. In addition to his regular posts, he is frequently invited to conduct orchestras such as the London Philharmonia, the DSO Berlin, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He received his formal education at Eton and Clare College, Cambridge.

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