German orchestra chief quits inside a year

German orchestra chief quits inside a year


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2018

The artistic director of the Jena Philharmonic, Juliane Wandel, has gone.

The orchestra says it is of her own volition, and both sides have committed to non-disclosure.

Wandel is Jena’s third orchestra chief this decade.

Maybe they need new glasses.


  • Suzanne says:

    They certainly need a new search process.

  • RW2013 says:

    A year in Jena would drive anyone crazy.

  • John Rook says:

    If they need new glasses, Jena is certainly the right place to be.

  • Don Giovanni says:

    Juliane Wandel was organizing the orchestra academy of Berlin Philharmonic and wasn’t suited for organizing with structure and a plan as well.
    A very unsympathetic, negative person as well.
    I guess Jena is relieved.

    • Max Grimm says:

      Your points notwithstanding, I don’t know if relief is the appropriate sentiment, considering Jena has run through three Intendanten in as many years.