Maestra rise: Frenchwoman takes Handel town

Maestra rise: Frenchwoman takes Handel town


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2018

Ariane Matiakh, 38, has been named GMD of Halle, birthplace of Georg Frideric Handel.

She starts next year.



  • Hansjuergen Kohlhaas says:

    This doesn’t come as a surprise after the formidable collaboration for Berlin Classics with Ragna Schirmer in Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto with cadenza by pianist/composer Clara Wieck Schumann, and the 15 year old Clara W. S. ‘s own Piano Concerto op 7. in a minor, which she composed “That I may be the equal of Thalberg and Liszt.”. Handel Town will continue to be conquered by a wide range of repertoire.

  • Sue says:

    Great news!! Well done.