The Italian conductor was appointed music director of the Concertgebouw in 2014 and started work two years later.
By normal procedures, his contract would have been up for renegotiation in 2018. According to inside sources, it may have been renewed as recently as a few weeks ago. We have been unable to confirm these reports, but talks will certainly have started.
Gatti will not go quietly. He was fired unilaterally and seemingly without warning. That means lawyers can claim the full value of his unexpired contract. The new contract.