Lionel Bringuier was just 26 when he was named music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle. That, however, ended badly.
Lahav Shani is 27 on announcement today and will be 28 when he becomes chief of the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, just turned 30, has taken up the baton with Birmingham’s CBSO.
Any other major music directors currently under 30?