Maestro quits IMG

Maestro quits IMG


norman lebrecht

July 03, 2017

Askonas Holt have signed James Gaffigan, American chief conductor of the Lucerne Symphony, securing him dates in the next season with Chicago, Philadelphia and the Met.

Gaffigan, 38, was previously listed with Nick Mathias at IMG.


  • Robert says:

    Boring signing

  • NYMike says:

    Very good performance @ Juilliard Orchestra a couple of years ago.

  • Ursula says:

    150cm of mediocrity

  • Katherine says:

    Do Askonas Holt ever take on young conductors with whom they can develop? All they seem to do is take mid-level/established conductors from other agencies.

    • Petros Linardos says:

      Daniel Harding for more than two decades. And I just spotted Karina Canellakis in their website.

  • ben LEGEBEKE says:

    Not a maestro at all. Just again someone who got a lot of chances ,what already 25 years was unthinkable that all this “youngsters” were conducting in no time the Concertgebouw or the Berlin Phil! Just an average conductor….