Yannick recommits to Rotterdam

Yannick recommits to Rotterdam


norman lebrecht

July 07, 2014

The conductor Yannick Nézét-Séguin has asked us to adjust a previous report, suggesting he was no longer music director in Rotterdam.

He writes: ‘I remain deeply and profoundly proud of being Music Director of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, I was just there 3 days ago holding auditions for great new members of our Orchestra… unfortunately, Facebook sometimes chooses not to have certain information appear and the next day it changes.’


Bloody Facebook!


  • NYMike says:

    Energetic as he is, it would be better if Yannick cut down on his globe-trotting and focused more on Philadelphia.

    • Emil Archambault says:

      He is doing so. From September onwards, next season, he will only appear with Philadelphia, Rotterdam, the Orchestre Métropolitain, the Wiener Staatsoper, the MET, the LPO, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerische Rundfunks and the COE. He is not the world-travelling jet-setter anymore. Checking his schedule quickly, I counted 13 different programmes with the Philadelphia next season, plus a tour to St. Petersburg and a large-scale European tour.

    • Halldor says:

      Erm, or he could cut down on his globetrotting and focus more on Rotterdam?

  • Daphne Badger says:

    Energetic as he is, it would have been better had he not accepted the offer from Philadelphia when he already held titles with 3 other orchestras….

  • Reinhold Martin says:

    I suppose god even would be a better conductor than this highly overestimated conductor.