Vienna Finds a successor to Luisi (Philippe Jordan)

Breaking: Vienna finds a successor to Luisi

October 6, 2011 By  Leave a Comment

The next music director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will be …. drum roll … Philippe Jordan.

He takes over in 2013 from Fabio Luisi, who is far too busy to continue (for reasons reported elsewhere).

It’s a good call for Vienna. Philippe, 36, son of the Geneva conductor Armin Jordan, is displaying great sensitivity and skill as music director of the Paris Opéra. Watch him on video here.

Who knows? He might even get to be next head at the Met.

posted by Norman Lebrecht


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