Maestro move: A German takes Prague

Maestro move: A German takes Prague


norman lebrecht

December 14, 2017

Czech Radio has announced a new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director to succeed the veteran Ondrej Lenard.

It’s Alexander Liebreich, head of the Richard Strauss Festival at Garmisch. He starts in September 2018.

A youngish Czech, Marek Sedivy, 30, was named Principal Guest Conductor.


  • John Groves says:

    How old is Ondrej Lenard? Is he really a veteran? I wish we heard him more in the UK!

  • Jan Honzovič says:

    Ondrej Lenárd is 75 years old. So he is a veteran, I suppose.