The Canadian-US violinist Benjamin Bowman has been named concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. He will share duties with David Chan, who has held the seat since 2000.
Bowman, 38, is presently concertmaster with American Ballet Theater.
He replaces fellow-Canadian Nikki Chooi, 28, who won the seat last year on a one-year, non-tenure contract. It’s tough out there.