Vancouver names Dutch music director

Vancouver names Dutch music director


norman lebrecht

February 03, 2017

Bramwell Tovey is moving up to emeritus in 2018 after a transformatory 18 years.

His successor will be Otto Tausk, a Dutchman presently engaged at St Gallen in Switzerland.

They seem happy.




  • John Borstlap says:

    I believe that Tausk has also been assistent to Jaap van Zweden.

  • Beni Klarer says:

    Fantastic choice for them. A shame the Bavarian Opera didn’t sign him. His work in St. Gallen, in the concert hall and theatre, was some of the best I was able to witness in the past decade in Europe.

  • Adam M says:

    Very good choice. And credit to the administration that they didn’t simply “go for youth” as another Canadian orchestra recently did with Prior…

  • Greg Beyes says:

    I betcha $1000 you can credit the musicians, not administrations of Canadian orchestras, for the choice of music directors.

    I’ll betcha another $1000 that the age of the candidate doesn’t appear on musicians surveys when they make their choice.

    You’re a real genius, Adam M.,