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Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden appointed as conductor in New York


You must have heard the good news! The New York Philharmonic announced this week that Dutch conductor, Jaap van Zweden is their new Music Director – effective from the commencement of the 2018/19 season. This makes us very happy and proud.

“Having experienced his passionate and dynamic artistry with the New York Philharmonic over four appearances in the last four years, I believe Jaap van Zweden is not only a logical choice for the Philharmonic’s next Music Director, but an incredibly inspired and exciting one,” said Philharmonic President, Matthew VanBesien.

When the news spread last week maestro Van Zweden stated: “This is one of the happiest and most fulfilling days of my life to be asked by the great musicians of the New York Philharmonic and by the Board of this iconic institution to be its Music Director is truly an honor.”

The 55 year old has served as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2012. “DSO is proud to have been an integral part of Maestro van Zweden’s exciting musical journey … we look forward to continuing our artistic path together through the 2017-18 season – which will be his final season as DSO Music Director,” the Dallas Symphony Orchestra stated shortly after the news was made public. (source: the violinchannel.com)


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