Mariss Jansons
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Today managing director Jan Raes and chief conductor Mariss Jansons informed the musicians and staff members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that Maestro Jansons will resign his position after the 2014/2015 season. The management of the orchestra is in discussion with Maestro Jansons regarding both the exact date of his last concert as chief conductor and his concerts in later seasons. The orchestra, the management and the chief conductor want to make a point of stating that they are parting on excellent terms and with deep mutual respect.

Mariss Jansons made his debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1988; in 2004 he became the sixth chief conductor in the orchestra’s history.

It is widely known that Jansons has serious health problems, and that being music director of two major European orchestras, the Concertgebouw and the Bayerischer Rundfunk, is exhausting him.


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