The former chief executive of the Suisse Romande orchestra, finding the exit a week ago, has got himself a new job in less time that it takes to find a competent head-hunter.
Henk Swinnen, 46, was announced tonight as artistic director of the Royal Flanders Philharmonic in Antwerp. He starts on May 1.
His first task will be to find a successor to Edo de Waart as music director. And this time he should remember to get a signature on the maestro’s contract.