The ex-chief of the New York Philharmonic is in line, we hear, to succeed Thomas Hengelbrock at the NDR Elbphilharmonie, where he used to be principal guest conductor.
Hengelbrock announced this week that he’s standing down in 2019. A successor will be announced in Hamburg on Friday.
Alan Gilbert’s name is in the frame, but it’s not fixed.
There is local opposition to an American maestro in a German trophy hall. It could go either way.
Watch this space.