Maestro move: Goths grab young Finn

The Gothenburg Symphony has announced Santtu-Matias Rouvali as its next music director, ending a rather dull four years with Kent Nagano.

Rouvali, 30, is presently music director at Tampere in Finland.

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He says: ‘I am proud to follow in the footsteps of previous Principal Conductors of the Gothenburg Symphony, Neeme Järvi, Mario Venzago and Gustavo Dudamel among them. I have enjoyed some fantastic concerts with the orchestra and look forward to making music with these wonderful musicians again this autumn. Finland and Sweden both have a rich musical culture, which is why I can’t wait to bring the best of both together in Gothenburg and on our international tours.’

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

He’s older than he looks

Watch video here.

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  • First, a fact check: Nagano has been Gothenberg’s Principal Guest Conductor and Music Advisor for the past 3 seasons, not its Music Director. Or perhaps a distinction without a difference?

    And what was so dull? At least they’re finishing off the season with Gurrelieder.

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