Paris scrambles to add an extra conductormain
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.