Days after Daniel Harding’s shock resignation as music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris (where the OdP is resident) has named the French conductor Francois-Xaver Roth as ‘artiste associé’.
Roth, 46, is committed to giving a minimum of five concerts a season. This week, he was appointed to the Légion d’honneur.
France Musique says, echoing Slipped Disc: ‘François-Xavier Roth est l’un des chefs français les plus demandés à l’étranger et est curieusement moins connu du public français.’
Curioser still, Roth recently replaced Daniel Harding as principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.