The ever-awake Finnish media have found court documents showing that Jane Price, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s wife, filed for divorce in Los Angeles last June.
The couple, who have been married for 26 years, have three children and live in LA, where Salonen used to be music director of the Philharmonic.
Lately, he has been spending time back in Finland, where he is artistic associate of the national opera and is planning to conduct a Ring cycle next year.
The couple met originally in London when Jane was a violinist in the Philharmonia Orchestra, where Salonen is long-serving music director.
Salonen will turn 60 this year.