Maestro move: Monte Carlo buys green stick

Gianluigi Gelmetti is on his way out of the Orchestre Philhamonique de Monte Carlo. He will be replaced in September 2016 as  Principal Conductor and Artistic Director by Kazuki Yamada.

Are we excited? He is: ‘I am thrilled to become the next Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of this wonderful orchestra. Since my debut in 2011, I feel that the orchestra and I have been on quite some journey together already. I look forward to shaping that journey with them even more during my tenure’.

Yamada was 2009 winner of the Besancon International Competition for young conductors.

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Agent’s publicity photo by Marco Borggreve

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