Lucerne calls in 3 subs for Pintscher

Lucerne calls in 3 subs for Pintscher


norman lebrecht

September 06, 2018

The abrupt departure of Matthias Pintscher as principal conductor of the Lucerne Festival’s academy orchestra has prompted a flurry of activity to fill his podium this week and next.

The conductors who have answered the call are Jaehyuck Choi, Peter Eötvös, and Ruth Reinhardt.

Choi, 24, is an Eötvös student, 1st prize winner of the Concours de Genève.

Reinhardt is former assistant conductor at Dallas Symphony.

The circumstances of Pintscher’s parting are no clearer yet, although insiders say he was not keen to go.