Seoul is shortlisting music directors

Seoul is shortlisting music directors


norman lebrecht

May 24, 2018

The new chief exec of the storm-tossed Seoul Philharmonic is presenting a return to normalcy.

‘The orchestra has recently initiated discussions over a six-candidate list. I would like to finalize the list and have a new music director appointed by the end of this year,’ said Kang Eun-kyung at her first press conference.

Kang, who took the job in March, promises full consultation with the musicians. There are also vacancies for artistic adviser and composer-in-residence, after Unsuk Chin was fired in January.

The orchestra will make its first Europe tour for four years in November.