Mirga gets Boy Friday

Mirga gets Boy Friday


norman lebrecht

June 15, 2016

Jonathan Bloxham is the new Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Working closely with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and visiting conductors – as well as the CBSO’s Michael Seal and Simon Halsey – Jonathan will provide rehearsal notes and advise on balancing issues for main-season CBSO concerts at Symphony Hall.

Jonathan says: ‘I’m thrilled and honoured to be joining the CBSO family next season. It’s a very exciting step for me and my career as a conductor. I can’t wait to start working with and learning from Mirga, Michael, Simon and the Orchestra.’

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  • Halldor says:

    Don’t know him, but apparently there were over 120 applicants and the amount of artistic and technical know-how on the panel that appointed him was formidable. Given that he’s following in Alpesh Chauhan’s footsteps, this suggests that he’s very worth watching.

  • bennie says:

    I am genuinely disappointed. Why not a woman?


    P.S. the header isn’t too flattering, is it?

  • Anastasia Boudanoque says:

    Jonathan has what it takes: extraordinary talent, insatiable curiosity, collaborative spirit, and emotional intelligence to spare. Very excited to see what happens next.

  • Sarah says:

    Ew, dislike the sexist headline. Manages to be offensive to both Jonathan and Mirga.

  • harold braun says:

    Maybe she could learn a thing or two from him…

  • harold braun says:

    Maybe she could learn a thing or two from him