Maestro stays: Six more years for Jiri, 70
January 3, 2017 by norman lebrecht
The Czech Philharmonic has renewed Jiří Bělohlávek as music director for a further six years,.
Jiří, 70, has been in charge since 2012, slowly restoring the orchestra’s international and recording profile.
It is his second spell as music director. He was elected by the players in 1990, after the fall of communism, only to be voted out a year later in favour of a German carpetbagger bearing fictional record contracts. Jiří went on to found the rival Prague Philharmonia.
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