‘Rock star’ wins principal flute at the Leipzig Gewandhausmain
We’re delighted to report that the Swiss artist, Sebastian Jacot, considered a flute rock star by his fellow-pros, has just won the Principal Flute position at the Leipzig Gewandaus.
Sebastian, 27, won the Kobe competition in 2013, the Nielsen in 2014, before being mysteriously eliminated after a brilliant performance at the Geneva finals this year. He was advanced to the finals for Berlin’s Princ.
He was in contention for the Berlin Philharmonic position, which was won by Chicago’s Matthieu Dufour.
Sebastian plays a wooden flute, like his teacher, Jaques Zoon.
Leipzig have picked a winner.