Maestro news: Strong Juro cements his UK future
September 30, 2014 by norman lebrecht
Vladimir Jurowski, who has held posts with Glyndebourne and the London Philharmonic since 2001, has signed a new rolling deal that will keep him in London for the next three years at least.
We hear also that he’s returning to Gly in summer 2017 to conduct a new opera by the Australian composer Brett Dean, based on the Hamlet story. Press release follows.
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London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski extend partnership
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to announce that its long-standing and celebrated partnership with Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, will continue until at least 2018.
Since Jurowski’s Royal Festival Hall debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001, they have continued to forge an ever strengthening bond. The rapport continued at Glyndebourne, where the LPO is Resident Symphony Orchestra and Jurowski was Music Director (2001-13), and in 2003 he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor, before his current appointment as Principal Conductor in 2007. He took on the additional role as Artistic Advisor in 2012.
The original five-year contract, now regarded by both parties as on-going, will continue until at least 2018 and will see Jurowski working with the Orchestra for a minimum of 12 weeks a year both at home and abroad. In the forthcoming 2014/15 season he conducts the Orchestra in 44 concerts in UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, USA and Canada.
Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, LPO said:
“As with all art forms, time is the most important factor in creating a valuable and distinctive musical relationship that bears real fruits, and although the LPO and I have enjoyed already a long and productive artistic collaboration over the past 13 years, I believe strongly that the best is still ahead of us. I am very happy indeed therefore to have the opportunity to extend our contract and emphasise my commitment to this exceptional family of musicians, and I look forward to ever deeper artistic explorations with them, both in familiar repertoire and towards new musical horizons. With the trust and support of the LPO’s creative and committed team, we can and should continue to develop bold and meaningful programmes, and take the risks that will allow the LPO to stand out yet further in today’s crowded marketplace, both in London and across the world.”
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