The Art-Music, Literature and Linguistics Forum
September 25, 2023, 03:19:54 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Here you may discover hundreds of little-known composers, hear thousands of long-forgotten compositions, contribute your own rare recordings, and discuss the Arts, Literature and Linguistics in an erudite and decorous atmosphere full of freedom and delight.
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Music Directors of the world's Orchestras (2015)

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Music Directors of the world's Orchestras (2015)  (Read 514 times)
Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« on: August 18, 2015, 12:44:18 am »

(No idea whether this is the most appropriate place for this thread.)

If, like me, you sometimes struggle to remember who is currently in charge of a particular orchestra this might help:

Note: Some Orchestras appoint Music Directors, others Principal Conductors. Contracts are, frequently, for three years, renewable.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Sir Andrew Davis (2013)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra:    David Robertson (2014)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra:Marko Letonja (2012)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra: Asher Fisch (2014)


Bruckner Orchestra, Linz:                 Dennis Russell Davies (2002)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra:       None
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra: Cornelius Meister (2010)
Vienna Symphony Orchestra:            Philippe Jordan (2014)


Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra:         Michel Tabachnik (2008)
National Orchestra of Belgium:              Andrey Boreyko (2012)
Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra: Edo de Waart (2012 until 2016)


Montreal Symphony Orchestra:           Kent Nagano (2006)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra:             Peter Oundjian (2004)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra:        Bramwell Tovey (2000)


Brno Philharmonic Orchestra:         Aleksander Markovic (2009)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra:      Jiri Belohlavek (2012)
Prague Symphony Orchestra:         Pietari Inkinen (2015)


Aarhus Symphony Orchestra:               Giancarlo Andretta (2003)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra: Vacant; Fabio Luisi (from 2017)
Royal Danish Orchestra:                         Michael Boder (2012)


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra:    Hannu Lintu (2013)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra:         John Storgards (2008); Susanna Malkki (from 2016)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra:                  Okko Kamu (2011)
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra:              Leif Segerstam (2012)


French National Orchestra:                    Daniele Gatti (2008)
French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra: Mikko Franck (2015)
Lyon, Orchestre de:                                 Leonard Slatkin (2011)
Paris, Orchestre de:                                 Paavo Jarvi (2010); Daniel Harding from 2016)
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra:    Marko Letonja (2012)
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra:               Tugan Sokhiev (2009)


Bamberg Symphony Orchestra:           Jonathan Nott (2000); Jakub Hrusa (2016)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra:  Mariss Jansons (2003)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra:             Sir Simon Rattle (2002); Kirill Petrenko (2018)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra:     Marek Janowski (2002); Vladimir Jurowski (2016)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra:                Lior Shambadal (1997)
Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin: Tugan Sokhiev (2012 until 2016)
Konzerthausorchester, Berlin:          Ivan Fisher (2012)
Staatskapelle, Berlin and Berlin State Opera: Daniel Barenboim (1992)
Gurzenich Orchestra, Cologne:           Francois-Xavier Roth (2015)
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne: Jukka-Pekka Saraste (2010)
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra:      Michael Sanderling (2011)
Staatskapelle, Dresden:                       Christian Thielemann (2012)
Frankfurt/Hesse Radio Symphony Orchestra: Andres Orozco-Estrada (2014)
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Hamburg State Opera: Kent Nagano (2015)
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra:            Jeffrey Tate (2008)
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg: Thomas Hengelbrock (2011)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra:           Riccardo Chailly (2005); Andris Nelsons (2017)
MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra: Kristjan Jarvi (2012)
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra:         Valery Gergiev (2015)
Munich Radio Orchestra:                      Ulf Schirmer (2006)
North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanover: Andrew Manze (2014)
Deutsche Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern: Karel Mark Chicon (2011)
South-West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden: Francois-Xavier Roth (2011) to be merged with Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (2016)
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra: Stephane Deneve (2011)
Staatskapelle, Weimar:                          Stefan Solyom (2009): Kirill Karabits (2016)
Bavarian State Opera:                           Kirill Petrenko (2013)
Deutsche Opera, Berlin:                         Donald Runnicles (2009)


Budapest Festival Orchestra:                          Ivan Fischer (1983)
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra:                  Rico Sacconi (1997)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra: Zoltan Kocsis (1997)


Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra, Milan:                Xian Zhang (2009)
La Scala Opera, Milan:                            Riccardo Chailly (2015)
RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Turin: Juraj Valcuha (2009); James Conlon (2016)
Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome:                   Sir Antonio Pappano (2005)


Concergebouw, Royal, Amsterdam:          Vacant; Daniele Gatti (from 2016)
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra:        Marc Albrecht (2011)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra: Markus Stenz (2012)
Residentie Orchestra, Hague:                     Jan Willem de Vreind (2015) and Nicholas Collon (from 2016)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra:           Yannick Nezet-Seguin (2008)


Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra:        Edward Gardner (2015)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra:               Miguel Harth-Bedoya (2013)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra:             Vassily Petrenko (2013)
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra:       Christian Vasquez (2013)
Trondheim Symphony Orchestra:       Krysztof Urbanski (2011)


Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice: Alexander Liebreich (2012)
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra:                    Jacek Kaspszyk (2013)


Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra:         Yuri Simonov (1998)
Moscow Symphony Orchestra:             Konstantin Krimets
National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia: Vladimir Spivakov
Russian National Orchestra:                Mikhail Pletnev (1990)
St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra: Alexander Dmitryev (1977)
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov (1988)
State Academic Symphony Orchestra:  Vladimir Jurowski (2011)
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra:       Vladimir Fedoseyev (1974)
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow:                      Tugan Sokhiev (2014)
Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg:       Valery Gergiev (1988)


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra:             Vacant
Malmo Symphony Orchestra:                      Marc Soustrot (2011)
Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra:              Michael Francis 2012)
Stockholm, Royal, Philharmonic Orchestra:Sakari Oramo (2008)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra:           Daniel Harding (2007)


Basel Symphony Orchestra: Dennis Russell Davies (2009); Ivor Bolton (2016)
Berne Symphony Orchestra:Mario Venzago (2011)
Suisse Romande Orchestra: Vacant; Jonathan Nott (2017)
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich: Lionel Bringuier (2014)


BBC National Orchestra of Wales:              Thomas Sondergard (2012)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra:                      Juanjo Mena (2011)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra:           Donald Runnicles (2009); Thomas Dausgaard (from 2016)
BBC Symphony Orchestra:                           Sakari Oramo (2013)
Birmingham, City of, Symphony Orchestra: Vacant
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra:          Kirill Karabits (2009)
Halle Orchestra, Manchester:                      Sir Mark Elder (2000)
Liverpool, Royal, Philharmonic Orchestra: Vassily Petrenko (2006)
London Philharmonic Orchestra:                 Vladimir Jurowski (2007)
London Symphony Orchestra:                     Valery Gergiev (2007-2015); Sir Simon Rattle (from 2017)
Northern, Royal, Sinfonia:                            Lars Vogt (2015)
Philharmonia Orchestra:                               Esa-Pekka Salonen (2008)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:                    Charles Dutoit (2009)
Scottish, Royal, National Orchestra:          Peter Oundjian (2012)
Ulster Orchestra:                                           Rafael Payare (2014)
Covent Garden, Royal Opera House:         Sir Antonio Pappano (2002)
English National Opera:                               Mark Wigglesworth (2015)
Scottish Opera:                                             Stuart Stratford (2015)

Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 11:06:39 pm »



Albany Symphony Orchestra:              David Alan Miller (1992)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra:             Robert Spano (2001)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:         Marin Alsop (2010)
Boston Symphony Orchestra:              Andris Nelsons (2014)
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra:          JoAnn Falletta (1999)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra:            Riccardo Muti (2010)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra:         Louis Langree (2013)
Cleveland Orchestra:                            Franz Welser-Most (2002)
Colorado Symphony Orchestra:           Andrew Litton (2013)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra:               Jaap van Zweden (2008)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra:              Leonard Slatkin (2008)
Florida Orchestra:                                  Michael Francis (2015)
Houston Symphony Orchestra:            Andres Orozco-Estrada (2014)
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra:      Krysztof Urbanski (2011)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra:    Gustavo Dudamel (2009)
Louisville Orchestra:                               Teddy Abrams (2014)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra:          Edo de Waart (2009)
Minnesota Orchestra:                             Osmo Vanska (2003)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra:            Giancarlo Guerero (2009)
National Symphony Orchestra, Washington: Christoph Eschenbach (2010)
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:        Jacques Lacombe (2010)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra:        Alan Gilbert (2009)
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra:    Grant Llewellyn (2004)
Oregon Symphony Orchestra:                Carlos Kalmar (2003)
Philadelphia Orchestra:                           Yannick Nezet-Seguin (2012)
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra:              Tito Munoz (2014)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:          Manfred Honeck (2008)
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra:             David Robertson (2005)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra:   Michael Tilson Thomas (1995)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra:              Ludovic Morlot (2011)
Utah Symphony Orchestra:                  Thierry Fischer (2009)
Virginia Symphony Orchestra:              JoAnn Falletta (1991)


Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra: Jaap van Zweden (2012)
Icelandic Symphony Orchestra: Vacant
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra: Fabio Mechetti (2014)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Pietani Inkinen (2008); Edo de Waart (2016)
RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Ireland: Alan Buribayev (2010)
Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Brazil: Marin Alsop (2012)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, South Korea: Myung-Whun Chung (2006)
Singapore Symphony Orchestra: Lan Shui (1997)
RTVE Symphony Orchestra (Spain): Carlos Kalmar (2011)
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan: Jonathan Nott (2014)
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Japan: Sylvian Cambreling (2010)

Report Spam   Logged
Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 05:52:41 pm »

Interesting to note-well I think it's interesting anyway ;D-the considerable number of conductors who "have" two orchestras:

MARIN ALSOP: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (2007, contract extended to 2021) and Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (2012, contract extended to 2019)

DANIELE GATTI: Orchestre National de France (2008) and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam (2016)

RICCARDO CHAILLY: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (2005, contrct to be terminated in 2016), La Scala Opera, Milan (2015, contract until 2022)

DENNIS RUSSELL DAVIES: Bruckner Orchestra, Linz (2002) and Basel Symphony Orchestra (2009, until 2016)

JOANN FALLETTA: Virgian Symphony Orchestra (1991) and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1999, contract extended until 2021)

IVAN FISCHER: Budapest Festival Orchestra (1983) and Konzerthausorchester, Berlin (2012, initial contract until 2016)

MICHAEL FRANCIS: Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, Sweden (2012) and Florida Orchestra (2015)

VALERY GERGIEV: Mariinsky Opera, St. Petersburg (1988) and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (2015)

DANIEL HARDING: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (2007) and Orchestre de Paris (2016)

VLADIMIR JUROWSKI: London Philharmonic Orchestra (2007, contract etended until 2018) and State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (2011)

CARLOS KALMAR: Oregon Symphony Orchestra (2003) and RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Spain (2011)

KIRILL KARABITS: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (2009) and Staatskapelle, Weimar (2016, initial contract until 2019)

MARKO LETONJA: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (2012) and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra (2012)

KENT NAGANO: Montreal Symphony Orchestra (2006) and Hamburg State Opera/Philharmonic Orchestra (2015, contract until 2020)

ANDRIS NELSONS: Boston Symphony Orchestra (2014, contract until 2022) and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (from 2017, initial contract until 2022)

JONATHAN NOTT: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (2000 until 2016), Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (2014, initial contract until 2017), and Suisse Romande Orchestra (2017)

YANNICK NEZET-SEGUIN: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (2008, contract to terminate in 2018) and Philadelphia Orchestra (2012, contract extended until 2022)

SAKARI ORAMO: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (2008, current contract until 2018) and B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra (2013)

PETER OUNDJIAN; Toronto Symphony Orchestra (2004, contract extended until 2017) and Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2012, contract until 2016)

SIR ANTION PAPPANO: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (2002, current contract until 2017) and Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome (2005, contract until 2017)

KIRILL PETRENKO: Bavarian State Opera (2013, contract until 2018) and (?) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (2018?)

VASILY PETRENKO: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2006) and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (2013, initial contract until 2017)

DAVID ROBERTSON: St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (2005, contract extended until 2018) and Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2014, initial contract until 2018)

LEONARD SLATKIN: Detroit Symphony Orchestra (2008) and Orchestre de Lyon (2011)

KRYSZTOF URBANSKI: Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (2010) and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (2011)

EDO DE WAART: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (2009, contract extended until 2017), Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra (2011 until 2016) and New Zealand Symphony

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN: Dallas Symphony Orchestra (2008, contract extended until 2019) and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (2012, initial contract until 2016)

and then there is

TUGAN SOKHIEV: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (2008), Deutsches Symphony Orchestra, Berlin (2012) and the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (2014, initial contract until
                                     2018) but he is giving up the Deutsches SO in 2016.

Report Spam   Logged
Level 5

Times thanked: 18
Offline Offline

Posts: 575

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 11:01:27 pm »

Amazing that a country the size of Finland has so many top tier conductors (all Jorma Panula students I believe!)
Report Spam   Logged
Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 12:32:10 am »

Amazing that a country the size of Finland has so many top tier conductors (all Jorma Panula students I believe!)

Very true! Leif Segerstam, Okko Kamu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Osmo Vanska, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste are only some of the better-known names; there are several more of serious ability.
Report Spam   Logged
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 12:36:30 am »

Would like to know the salaries of each position also.  Might you provide an appendix in that regard?

I've sometimes wondered what happened to Jeffrey Tate (Hamburg, I see) and had no idea Dutoit was with the RPO.

Many rather unfamiliar names, - but also the "forever club" (though considerably thinned, with no real icons anymore, - or who might qualify for that stature now?).

BTW, where's Vladimir Ashkenazy (and Rozhdestvensky)?  Were they in the list?
Report Spam   Logged
Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 01:13:48 am »

Since giving up the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2013 Ashkenazy has not had the Musical Directorship of an orchestra; nor has Rozhdestvensky since he gave up the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic back in 1995.

Salaries ??? ??? Now that would be interesting.......but I imagine such information may not be generally in the public domain.
Report Spam   Logged
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 04:31:05 pm »

Who would you guess are the five highest paid?
Report Spam   Logged
Level 3

Times thanked: 6
Offline Offline

Posts: 181

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2015, 10:08:40 am »

Italy RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Turin: the Principal is still Juraj Valcuha; James Conlon will take over in Sept. 2016.
Report Spam   Logged
Level 8

Times thanked: 137
Offline Offline

Posts: 4081

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2015, 02:16:47 pm »

Italy RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Turin: the Principal is still Juraj Valcuha; James Conlon will take over in Sept. 2016.

Thanks for this information :)
Report Spam   Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy