Germans name boss for Beethoven yearmain
The conductor and administrator Christian Lorenz has been named artistic director of Beethoven 250, the year-long national Beethoven bash in 2020.
Lorenz, 54, a former head of the orchestra academy at the Schleswig-Holstein festival, went on to run the International Bachakademie Stuttgart for Helmut Rilling before setting up his own management firm.
He starts work on January 1. The Beethoven Year has been allocated a federal budget of 27 million Euros.