Maestro move: Israeli is Vienna’s principal guest conductormain
The Vienna Symphony Orchestra has named Lahav Shani principal guest conductor from 2017-18. Shani, 27, is deputising at the moment for the orch’s music director Philippe Jordan, who is invalided out for two months.
Winner of the 2013 Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg, Shani has already made a last-minute, well-received debut with the Vienna Philharmonic.
He’s also on a shortlist of three for the vacancy at Birmingham.