Music director is fired for absenteeism

Music director is fired for absenteeism


norman lebrecht

July 24, 2016

The Sofia Philharmonic will not renew the contract of Martin Panteleev, which expired at the end of last month.

Panteleev, who is also principal guest of the Capetown Philharmonic, said his dismissal left ‘chaos and madness’.

The new executive director, Svetlana Terzieva-Angelova, said the conductor had refused to fulfil every concert that was planned under his name since March 3 and was receiving a salary without earning it.

They are refreshingly direct about such things in Bulgaria.

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  • Dave says:

    Some should be fired for turning up.

    • Martin Panteleev says:

      Dear Mr. Albrecht, for these words Mrs. Terzieva will go to court, as my last concert with Sofia Phil. was on June 5th 2016. Please follow the news on the Bulgarian National TV and National radio of what exactly happens with the orchestra and not what she is saying. Thanks and all my best regards!
      Martin Panteleev

  • justin bindley says:

    please note Cape Town is two words