In an interview today with Vesa Siren for the Helsingin Sanomat, the Pittsburgh music director practically takes himself out of the running for the New York Philharmonic vacancy.
He tells Vesa: ‘I think Esa-Pekka would be the right person also for this great orchestra.
‘My contract with Pittsburgh goes to 2020 so I feel an obligation to stay in Pittsburgh… I love the New York Philharmonic, definitely, and I am sure that they will pick out the right person in the future…. I have great things to do in Pittsburgh, which I don’t want to miss also.’
So that rules out New York’s next in line…. They are running out of names, and out of time.
H/t: Vesa Siren.
Original interview here.