Breaking: Daniele Gatti is fired by the Concertgebouwmain
Following allegations of sexual misconduct in the Washington Post:
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra terminates cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti
We attach great value to inform you that the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has terminated the cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti with immediate effect.
On 26 July, the Washington Post published an article in which Gatti was accused of inappropriate behavior. These accusations and Gatti’s reactions with this respect have caused a lot of commotion among both musicians and staff, as well as stakeholders both at home and abroad. Besides this, since the publication of the article in the Washington Post, a number of female colleagues of the Concertgebouw Orchestra reported experiences with Gatti, which are inappropriate considering his position as chief conductor. This has irreparably damaged the relationship of trust between the orchestra and the chief conductor.
All concerts scheduled with Daniele Gatti will proceed with other conductors.
Jan Raes – managing director Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra