The worst job in the orchestra world?

The worst job in the orchestra world?


norman lebrecht

January 16, 2014

The Malaysia Philharmonic are advertising in the Guardian for a head of artistic administration and a head of orchestral management. Since the orch is under an international boycott and known for firing foreigners without notice, the ads sound more like an invitation to career suicide.

Apply – don’t apply – here:




  • Tom Foley says:

    Sounds like Michael Henson of the Minnesota Orchestra might be good in this this position.

  • Amy says:

    I’d be happy to write Michael Henson a completely sincere reference.

  • SS says:

    Let’s all recommend Michael Henson for the job, because there will be more than a few of us here in the Twin Cities calling for him to relinquish his job with the Minnesota Orchesta

  • Hmm… perhaps an opportunity to insert a double agent and turn things around?….

  • Halldor says:

    Orchestral management anywhere is career suicide. Might as well do it for lots of money in a tropical paradise, than for a joke salary in a grey British city…