Sicklist: Mariss Jansons is replaced by Romanian

Sicklist: Mariss Jansons is replaced by Romanian


norman lebrecht

April 03, 2017

The Bavarian Radio music director has announced he has a cold this week.

His eleventh-hour sub is Cristian Macelaru, who made his debut with the orchestra just last month.

Macelaru, 37, is the newly named music director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.


  • Evan says:

    He’s very much a rising star from Romania, and a keen advocate of Enescu’s music as well. Good for him!

    • Peter says:

      He is born in Romania, but he is rising in the world, and he is educated and based in the US.
      Retarded nationalism. So 19th century.

  • Thomas says:

    I got to know Cristi from his time in Philadelphia – an incredible musician and phenomenal human being. He’ll do very well in Munich!