The manager of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern is to be the next chief exec of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Benedikt Fohr, who has put in 12 years in his present job, will succeed Michael Macleod next April.
Fohr is 55.
He will have Jaap van Zweden as his music director and more good restaurants at his door than he can ever visit. He will also find good tailors.