Maestro stays: He reigns in Spain

Maestro stays: He reigns in Spain


norman lebrecht

February 08, 2019

The National Orchestra of Spain has upgraded David Afkham from principal conductor to artists director.

It’s enough of a status rise to keep the German baton in Spain for an extra term. Afkham, 35, has been with the orchestra since 2014.



  • Andrew says:

    Spain seems to be a good amount of symphonic energy these days. NOS, Valle, Galicia, Granada… Very refreshing to see and hear.

  • Mark says:

    I attended his last concert in Chicago. He is very impressive.

  • msc says:

    His concerts I have heard on the radio and online have left a very positive impression. This seems like a smart move by the orchestra.

  • RW2013 says:

    doesn’t look like that any more…