Claus Peter Flor
(c) Peter Rigaud

The Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, called La Verdi, has hired a new music director. Claus Peter Flor, is succeeding Chinese conductor Zhang Xian with a three-year contract. After the founder Vladimir Delman, Richard Chailly and Zhang Xian, Claus Peter Flor, is the fourth music director in the orchestra’s 25 years of history. John Axelrod, Patrick Fournillier and Aziz Shokhakimov are Principal Guest conductors.

German conductor Claus Peter Flor (64) was chief conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin from 1984 to 1991. He was artistic advisor and principal guest conductor to the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich from 1991 to 1996. From 2008 to 2014, Flor was music director of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

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