Edward Gardner
Photo:B. Ealovega

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that Chief Conductor Edward Gardner, a 46-year-old Brit, is extending his contract with the orchestra for one additional year, until July 2024. He has hold this position since 2015. Gardner was recently appointed Principal Conductor Designate of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with his tenure commencing in September 2021.

Louis Langrée
(c) Benoît Limero

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will not seek to renew his contract beyond the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as the Orchestra’s Music Director. Read More →

Von den 101 Pianisten, die sich um eine Teilnahme an der Beethoven Competition 2021 beworben hatten, hat die Aufnahmekommission aufgrund der eingereichten Daten und Videoeinsendungen 28 ausgewählt, die vom 2. bis 11. Dezember zum Wettstreit antreten werden. Read More →

Donghoon Shin

London based Korean composer Donghoon Shin has today been announced as the winner of the Claudio Abbado Composition Prize presented by the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker in honour of their Chief Conductor from 1989–2002. Awarded at irregular intervals, the recipient of the Claudio Abbado Composition prize is commissioned to write a work for members of the Karajan Academy.    Read More →

Riccardo Muti

American publicist Drew McManus (Adaptristration) published today his survey of the Music Director salaries in the United States. The Music Director compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 for the 2018/19 concert season, McManus says. According to his list, the Top 10 Earners are… Read More →

Am Opernhaus Zürich wird eine Findungskommission bis Ende des Jahres eine Nachfolge für Intendant Andreas Homoki präsentieren, der das Haus, wie schon vor Jahren angekündigt, 2025 verlassen will. Read More →

Musicians from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) played a free concert last Saturday at the city’s Symphony Hall to protest management’s handling of contract negotiations. Claiming that their orchestra is in danger, the musicians are calling on the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Board to take initiative and work towards a vision for the future of the orchestra. Read More →

Dmitry Matvienko

The winner of this year’s Malko competition for young conductors is Dmitry Matvienko from Belarus, who also receives the Audience Prize! Linhan Cui won Second Prize as well as the prize of the Children’s Jury, and Chloé Dufresne won Third Prize. Read More →

Andreas Schüller

Andreas Schüller, 47, wird ab der Spielzeit 22/23 Generalmusikdirektor (GMD) des Stadttheaters Gießen. Das gaben die designierte Intendantin Simone Sterr und die designierte Operndirektorin Ann-Christine Mecke bekannt. Read More →

Jaime Martin
(c) Alexander Lindström

Spanish conductor Jaime Martin, 55, is named the new Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He replaces Sir Andrew Davis, who ended his tenure as chief conductor after six years in 2019. Read More →

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