Maestro moves: Spain to Columbus (have we been here before?)

Maestro moves: Spain to Columbus (have we been here before?)


norman lebrecht

September 10, 2014

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio is about to announce its new music director, starting in 2015.

It’s Rossen Milanov, 49, a Bulgarian who is presently music director of the OSPA (Orq. Sinf. de Principe de Asturias) in Oviedo, Spain. He will hold both positions, as well as a third job at the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

Milanov replaces the Canadian Jean-Marie Zeitouni, whose contract was ‘not renewed’ by Columbus at the end of last season. Zeitouni yesterday landed a job in Colorado.

The season has started, the  merry-go-round has begun.

rossen milanov

 h/t: Dianne Winsor


  • john humphreys says:

    Unfortunately a ‘presumption of innocence’ however desirable is unlikely to apply…this is a consequence of pre-trial reporting. It seems in human nature to assume that guilt is attached to an accused…

  • Ross Amico says:

    Actually, Milanov will retain his post as music director of the Princeton Symphony. He is, however, stepping down as conductor of his other New Jersey orchestra, Symphony in C.

    Here’s an article in The Columbus Dispatch: