Breaking: Vienna Philharmonic ousts its chairmanmain
Members of the Vienna Philharmonic have voted for a new chairman.
Clemens Hellsberg (pic), who filled the role for 17 turbulent years, will be replaced in September by a fellow-violinist, Andreas Großbauer. It is not clear if the election is contested.
The players also voted to replace their business director. Harald Krumpöck, another violinist, takes over from Dieter Flury.
Any change in the orchestra’s policies on anti-discrimination and full disclosure of the Nazi past is unlikely.