Orchestra goes in search of Gatti evidencemain
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra has written individually to all players and staff who have worked with Daniele Gatti since 2010.
Citing his ‘firing from his position as Chief Conductor at Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’, the MCO asks people to come forward with ‘any inappropriate or unacceptable situations’ that may have ever arisen.
UPDATE: Further to the leak of the letter MCO has issued the following public statement:
‘Daniele Gatti has held the Artistic Advisor title with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra since 2016. In our artistic partnership we collaborate in several periods of rehearsals and concerts each year. After the most recent information and developments regarding Daniele Gatti, we are closely reviewing the situation within our orchestra. As a democratic and collectively governed ensemble, it is important to us that all members are involved in discussing and evaluating the situation, which therefore can take some time.
‘As a free and independent orchestra that places a strong emphasis on the values of collaborative partnership and mutual respect, it is essential to us to maintain an environment in which all musicians, guest artists, staff members, and other partners feel safe and fully respected. The Mahler Chamber Orchestra does not tolerate sexual harassment or disrespectful behaviour in any form.’
Slipped Disc makes no presumption of guilt or innocence in respect of the Concertgebouw allegations.