Just in: Scots grab NY orchestra manager

Just in: Scots grab NY orchestra manager


norman lebrecht

June 23, 2015

Major coup for our friends in the north. They’ve hired the manager of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as the incoming chief executive of the Royal National Scottish Orchestra.

Krishna will need to be hardy.

Press release below.



The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Dr. Krishna Thiagarajan as its new Chief Executive.

Dr. Thiagarajan joins the RSNO from the New York City-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, where he served as Executive Director since January 2013. Krishna was responsible for increasing audiences including sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, commissioning new work, touring the Orchestra to Japan, Colombia and throughout Europe, ensuring financial stabilisation and overseeing the orchestra’s first self-produced recording.

Previously Dr. Thiagarajan served as President of Symphony in C, one of three professional training orchestras in the United States, as well as Senior Director of Artistic Operations for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), based in Rochester, New York state’s third largest city.


  • Iain Scott says:

    Thank you for this post. I am somewhat confused as to why “Krishna will need to be hardy”. Could you clarify?