Chief Conductor of Vienna Symphony Resigns

(Picture credit score: Werner Kmetitsch)


Colombian-Austrian conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada was introduced as chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony (VSO) in 2018 and took the place as of their 2020-21 live performance season.

In an announcement by the VSO, Orozco-Estrada’s resignation was on account of the truth that his contract was not prolonged past the 2024/25 season.

Again in March, the musicians spoke out in opposition to an extension of the prevailing contract at an orchestra assembly, later informing the choice of Director Jan Nast and Vienna’s Metropolis Councilor for Tradition, Veronica Kaup-Hasler.

“We deeply remorse Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s determination and would have preferred to proceed working collectively till the top of his official time period of workplace,” mentioned Nast. “We had already developed and deliberate nice initiatives along with him.”

In line with, Orozco-Estrada expressed his gratitude to VSO for the moments shared, “for the belief of the Metropolis of Vienna,” and wished them one of the best for his or her future endeavors.

“As an orchestra, we are going to now take our time to consider how we are going to take care of the deliberate concert events with Andrés-Orozco Estrada,” Nast continued. “Since we’ve got labored constructively with many conductors lately, the upcoming concert events will happen as deliberate. I very a lot remorse that Andrés Orozco-Estrada is leaving his orchestra so rapidly.”

As a consequence of Orozco-Estrada’s departure, conductor Markus Poschner will lead VSO’s upcoming Easter concert events with the identical program that includes VC Artist cellist Kian Soltani because the soloist.



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