Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Kazuki Yamada to CBSO, Jaime Martín to Melbourne SO, Gustavo Dudamel to Paris Opera

The next chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will be Kazuki Yamada, in 2023 when Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leaves the post.

Jaime Martín is now chief conductor designate at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He becomes chief conductor in 2022.

Gustavo Dudamel succeeds Philippe Jordan at the Opéra de Paris.

Open positions:

  • Oakland Symphony, owing to the death of Michael Morgan in August, 2021.
  • Royal Opera, when Sir Antonio Pappano leaves for the LSO in September, 2024.
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, when Robert Spano leaves at the end of 2021-22. 
  • Baltimore Symphony, because Marin Alsop did not renew her contract there
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra following the firing of Daniele Gatti
  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis: Stephen Lord resigned following accusations of sexual harassment. OTSL has not named a new music director.
  • Michigan Opera Theater: Stephen Lord resigned following accusations of sexual harassment. MOT has not named a new music director.
  • Teatro Regio Turin: Open now with departure of Gianandrea Noseda. the Teatro Regional's has not named a new music director.
  • Minnesota Opera: Michael Christie has left. MO has not named a new music director. 
  • Sarasota Orchestra after Anu Tali  left at the end of 2018-2019. Jeffrey Kahane is "artistic advisor" but whether that means he is conducting the orchestra....I do not know.
  • Virginia Symphony: JoAnn Falletta is now laureate, but nsuccessor has been named.
  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
  • Minnesota Orchestra, when Osmo Vänskä leaves in 2022.
Conductors looking for jobs (that is, as of the near future, or now, they do not have a posting):
  • Andrés Orozco-Estrada 
  • Miguel Harth-Bedoya
  • Lionel Bringuier
  • Juanjo Mena
  • Ludovic Morlot
  • Sian Edwards
  • Jun Markl
  • Ingo Metzmacher
  • Jac van Steen
  • Mark Wigglesworth
  • David Robertson
  • Peter Oundjian
  • Philippe Auguin
  • Kwame Ryan
  • Ilan Volkov
  • Aleksandr Markovic
  • Lothar Koenigs
  • Henrik Nanasi
  • Carlos Kalmar
And closed:
  • Opera de Paris: Gustavo Dudamel succeeds Philippe Jordan.
  • Melbourne Symphony: Jaime Martin becomes chief conductor in 2022. Sir Andrew Davis left at the end of 2019. 
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Kazuki Yamada replaces MGT when she leaves at the end of 2021-22
  • London Symphony Orchestra: Sir Antonio Pappano becomes Chief Conductor Designate in September, 2023, Chief Conductor the following year.
  • Fort Worth Symphony: Robert Spano to succeed Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
  • Oregon Symphony: David Danzmayr succeeds Carlos Kalmar at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Maxim Emelyanychev has succeeded Robin Ticciati
  • Orchestre de Paris, Klaus Mäkelä to succeed Daniel Harding
  • Montreal Symphony Orchestra: Rafael Payare has succeeded Kent Nagano.
  • Richmond Symphony: Valentina Peleggi succeeds Steven Smith.
  • Singapore Symphony: Han Graf succeeded Lan Shui.
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Ryan Bancroft succeeded Thomas Søndergård
  • BRSO hires Sir Simon Rattle to succeed the late Mariss Jansons, effective 2023.
  • Jader Bignamini is now Music Director of the Detroit SO, succeeding Leonard Slatkin.
  • Opera North: Garry Walker is music director designate
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra names Simone Young their chief conductor; she takes over in two years, succeeding David Roberts.
  • San Francisco Opera appoints Eun Sun Kim its music director, starting August 1, 2021. She succeeds Nicola Luisotti.
  • Philharmonia Orchestra names Santtu-Matias Rouvali as its next Principal Conductor, starting in 2021-22.


Geo. said...

A few updates:
Sarasota Orchestra: Bramwell Tovey takes over as music director in 2022, & is now MD-designate.
Virginia Symphony Orchestra: new music director = Eric Jacobsen

Andrés Orozco-Estrada: now chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He leaves the Houston Symphony after next season, for Juraj Valčuha then to take over
Garry Walker: now full-time music director of Opera North
Jun Markl: music director of the Malaysian Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena: music director of the Cincinnati May Festival

More on the interim side:
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: James Conlon is artistic advisor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Ivan Fischer is now 'honorary guest conductor' (wonder if they now wish that they'd chosen him as chief conductor then, even though they probably really wanted Andris Nelsons at the time, but couldn't get him)

New orchestras now looking:
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic: now open
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: open in 2024
Staatskapelle Dresden: open in 2024

Plus, some notable new instances of the ladies taking charge this season:
Anja Bihlmaier: new chief conductor of the Residentie Orchestra, The Hague
Dalia Stasevska: new chief conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you so much! I will get those into the body of the post later this week.