The Russian-based Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis signed on today as chief conductor of the SWR radio symphony orchestra in Stuttgart, starting in 2018-19.
Currentzis, 45, has made his career up to now entirely in Russia, as music director in Perm, and on record.
But is seems he is ready to branch out.
In July he will make his Salzburg debut with La Clemenza di Tito and next season he is booked at Covent Garden.
An orchestra in the German heartland will give him a significantly larger footprint.