Jun Märkl

From the 2025/26 season, the German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, 64, will be the new chief conductor of the Residentie Orkest, succeeding Anja Bihlmaier. He has been a frequent visitor to the orchestra and principal guest conductor since the summer of 2021. He will serve as chief conductor for at least four seasons, and meanwhile the long-standing relationship between the Residentie Orkest and principal guest conductor Richard Egarr will also be extended until 2029.

The team will be completed by the young British conductor Chloe Rooke in the newly created position of emerging artist in residence for three seasons from 2024.

Current Chief Conductor Anja Bihlmaier will remain in post until the Summer of 2025 and will return thereafter as a guest conductor.

Jun Märkl studied conducting with Sergiu Celibidache, Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa, among others. He was chief conductor of, among others, the Orchester National de Lyon and the MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. He is currently Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Artistic Advisor of the Indianapolis Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the Oregon Symphony.

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