In the week the Royal Scottish National Orchestra snatched its next chief from the Philharmonia, the Dunedin Consort is losing its head to the English Concert.
Here’s what they say:
On behalf of the Board and the management team of the Dunedin Consort I congratulate Alfonso Leal del Ojo on his appointment as Chief Executive of the English Concert, announced today. We wish him well in this challenging new role.
We are sorry to be losing Alfonso – since 2010 he has played a key role in shaping Dunedin to be the international success story it is today. He leaves us with a strong forward programme, a fine recording history, and good relationships in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
In John Butt and Dunedin colleagues, and in the body of musicians who perform with us frequently, we have a strong team to maintain our achievements. We will be looking to appoint a successor who can help take Dunedin to new heights.