The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed conductor Nicolas Pasquet as its new International Chair in Conducting. He will succeed Sir Mark Elder, who was in this position for 22 years.

Pasquet has taught very successfully at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar for 30 years as its Professor of Conducting and chief conductor of the school’s symphony orchestra; since 2009, he has served as chief conductor of German youth orchestra Landesjugendsinfonieorchester (LJSO) Hessen.

From September 2024, he will also hold the Zubin Mehta Chair of Conducting at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.

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