Breaking: Vienna finds a successor to Luisi

Breaking: Vienna finds a successor to Luisi


norman lebrecht

October 06, 2011

The next music director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will be …. drum roll … Philippe Jordan.

He takes over in 2013 from Fabio Luisi, who is far too busy to continue (for reasons reported elsewhere).

It’s a good call for Vienna. Philippe, 36, son of the Geneva conductor Armin Jordan, is displaying great sensitivity and skill as music director of the Paris Opéra. Watch him on video here.

Who knows? He might even get to be next head at the Met.

(with Nicolas Joel, Napoleonic director of Paris Opéra. Cut out and substitute picture of Peter Gelb.)