Jonathan Nott
Photo: Thomas Müller

Neeme Järvi’s successor at the head of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande will be British conductor Jonathan Nott. Elected new Music and Artistic Director by the overwhemling majority of the orchestra’s musicians and board members, Jonathan Nott will take up his post in January 2017.

Born in Solihull in 1962, England, Jonathan Nott, studied singing, flute and conducting in Cambridge, Manchester and London. He is currently Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (since 2000), Music Director of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (since 2014) as well as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (since 2014).

Jonathan Nott says: “It is with huge anticipation and pleasure that I take up this appointment with the distinguished Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Why anticipation? Because nothing can give a greater sense of freedom to a Music Director, about to embark on a long journey with his orchestra, than the total commitment of his players. So I enter this relationship knowing that I have their overwhelming support to work long and hard together, exploring familiar and new repertoire, and ensuring that this fine ensemble is recognized as one of the foremost in the orchestral scene.”

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