Krishna Thiagarajan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Symphony, starting September.
He is presently head of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, which is on the phone to the headhunters as we write. He leaves after only three years.
What’s Seattle got that Glasgow lacks?
And another thing: Glasgow’s incoming music director is the Dane, Thomas Søndergård. Seattle’s is the Dane, Thomas Dausgaard, who is also chief of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Was this appointment made in Denmark? Or over a Danish in Glasgow? Is this some kind of Hamlet sub-plot?
Also: Seattle’s last chief, Simon Woods, was previously head of the RSNO. Altogether too cosy.