Exclusive: Manfred Honeck says Esa-Pekka’s best for the New York Philharmonicmain
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.