Vienna picks Venezeulan to replace Maazel

Vienna picks Venezeulan to replace Maazel


norman lebrecht

August 18, 2014

We hear that Rafael Payare, chief conductor of the Ulster Orchestra has been approached by the Vienna Philharmonic to take over three concerts in January 2015 from the late Lorin Maazel. Concerts are 17 & 18 January in Vienna and 20 January in Paris. 

Payare, in his early 30s is married to the international cellist Alisa Weilerstein.




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  • sdReader says:

    Has “been approached”?

    Does this mean he’s thinking it over?

  • Ed says:

    Rafael Payare, venezuelan conductor.

  • Ben says:

    I saw Payare conduct the CBSO recently and he is very impressive. He will debut with the LSO in October. Ulster are very lucky indeed!