Maestro woes: Timpanist takes over from two sick conductorsmain
The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France should have been conducted this week by French whizzkid Lionel Bringuier, music director at Zurich’s Tonhalle. But he fell sick. So incoming music director Mikko Franck offered to step in.
Then he fell sick.
Step up orchestra timpanist Adrien Perruchon. He has been studying quietly with Esa-Pekka Salonen, François-Xavier Roth and Alain Altinoglu.