Stuttgart appoints Israeli as its general music director

Stuttgart appoints Israeli as its general music director


norman lebrecht

December 24, 2013

The Stuttgart Philharmonic has appointed Dan Ettinger to be the city’s GMD, succeeding Gabriel Feltz.

A former assistant of Daniel Barenboim’s at the Berlin State Opera, Ettinger, 41, is presently music director in Mannheim, and chief conductor with the Tokyo Philharmonic and the Israel Symphony Orchestra.



  • Diana Johnson says:

    Why do you write Israei? What does it matter where he comes from?

  • Gerhard says:

    After you have followed this blog for a certain while, it will become clear why.

  • Oh gee whiz. If the appointee had come from Japan, France, Britain, or the U.S. that would have been noteworthy, too. Kudos to Dan!

  • Michael S says:

    Agreed Andrew, ditto to your kudos to Dan. And while we’re at it, “Tokto” Philharmonic is mentioned in the maestro’s conductor credits, dare I ask location thereof?

  • David H. says:

    How come the PC Schutzstaffel is not calling out the blatant discrimination of women this time? The Stuttgart Phil never ever has hired a woman as chief conductor yet. That makes them look worse than the Vienna Phil. We demand answers. But Stuttgart Phil, you got one thing right, you didn’t hire a non-dissident Russian at least, phew…