Principal Conductor Steps Down From Finland’s Tampere Philharmonic

(Photograph credit score: Marco Borggreve)


Owing to his more and more busy schedule, Rouvali’s resolution to step down is owed to his more and more busy schedule, and due to this fact much less time to commit to the Tampere Philharmonic.

Often, principal conductors spend a minimum of two or three months with an orchestra, however as of late, Rouvali solely had sufficient time to commit 4 weeks in Tampere.

“It may have continued like that, however I believe the orchestra wants a principal conductor who’s there extra,” Rouvali mentioned. “My 4 weeks are simply not sufficient for the place of chief conductor. It got here to me as a little bit of a query of conscience. I do not assume it might be truthful to go on like this any longer.

“Now it is time for the orchestra to maneuver ahead with a principal conductor who might be with it extra. I’ve all the time needed to consider what’s finest for the orchestra at the start.”

Beginning within the function in 2013, Rouvali would have accomplished ten years of service as chief conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic after the following season. It is going to be the third-longest tenure as chief conductor within the orchestra’s historical past, after Eero Kosonen and Paavo Raution.

For future seasons, Rouvali mentioned, “Tampere has an excellent custom of getting former supreme conductors come again as visitors, as Hannu Lintu has achieved. I wish to proceed that custom.”

Rouvali additionally serves because the Principal Conductor of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, and Chief Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony. He has beforehand led the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Munich Phillharmonic and the the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France — along with working with soloists together with Daniil Trifonov, Nemanja Radulovic, Yefim Bronfman, Golda Schultz, Seong-Jin Cho, Nicola Benedetti, Alexandre Kantorov, and Pekka Kuusisto.

Now, the Tampere Philharmonic is off to a busy begin, because the seek for Rouvali’s successor has already begun.

“The search is on,” says the new creative director of Tampere Philharmonia Eija Oravuo. “Now we’re discovering out who is on the market, on what sort of schedule and for what sort of function. Discussions have already taken place with the orchestra. The bar is ready excessive after Rouval’s profitable season. We’re in search of the very best conductor.”

Based in 1930, and maintained since 1947 by the Metropolis of Tampere, the orchestra includes of 97 musicians.


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