The Orchestre National de France has found a successor to Daniele Gatti, who has been upgraded to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
The new music director (gentle drumroll) is a Frenchman (louder), Emmanuel Krivine (as you were).
He takes over in September 2017.
Krivine, 69, has been in charge of the Luxembourg Philharmonic for most of the past decade. He is the ONF’s first French chef for more than 40 years; Jean Martinon was the last, 1969-73.
The Orchestre de Paris recently appointed Daniel Harding to succeed Paavo Järvi.
Harding vs Krivine? Let’s see.