Bombshell: Daniel Harding quits Orchestre de Parismain
We hear that a notice from Daniel Harding will be read this afternoon to the musicians of the Orchestre de Paris, explaining why he is resigning as music director after just one three-year term.
We’ll bring you the details as they arrive, but it appears that his relations with the musicians are fine. The difficulties lie elsewhere in a highly politicised organisation. He will leave the job in June 2019.
Harding, 42, remains music director at Swedish Radio, but the fall from Paris is a setback to his progress.
Here’s an interview he gave on his appointment in 2015.
UPDATE: More trouble tomorrow in Paris.
UPDATE2: Daniel Harding – why I resigned