Maestro move: Japan upgrades rising Finn

Pietari Inkinen, the young Finn who is stepping down as music director of the New Zealand SO, is to be chief conductor of the Japan Philharmonic. He has been principal guest with them since 2009.

Inkinen, 34, is also chief of the Prague Symphony.


Here’s an extract from this morning’s press conference.

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  • He stepped in (relatively late) to salvage Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle in Melbourne and, by all accounts, was impressive,

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