The Iceland Symphony Orchestra has extended Osmo Vänskä’s position as Principal Guest Conductor through to the 2019/20. Vänskä was Chief Conductor of the orch from 1993 to 1996, and conducted its Carnegie Hall debut in 1996.
Osmo said: ‘Harpa is a fantastic concert hall and its importance for cultural life in Iceland cannot be overestimated. I am extremely impressed with how the orchestra has improved in quality since moving to Harpa, and it is always a joy to make music with them. I love this orchestra and look forward to our continued collaboration.’
His other orch’s pretty good, too.