The Amsterdam orchestra has issued a statement, declaring that it has settled its differences with the maestro it dismissed for alleged sexual misconduct. Here’s the text:
Concertgebouworkest and Daniele Gatti close a chapter
After constructive consultations the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and its former chief conductor Daniele Gatti have agreed to issue the statement below. The original decision has thereby become final and irreversible for both parties. Now both parties can and will focus completely on the future.
Statement of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Maestro Daniele Gatti are pleased to announce that matters between the two parties have been resolved following extensive discussions. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra would like to take this opportunity to thank Maestro Daniele Gatti for his artistic leadership during his time as the chief conductor of the orchestra and the contribution he has made to its position in the world of classical music.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra wishes Maestro Daniele Gatti well, both personally and professionally. He will always remain an important part of the artistic legacy of the orchestra and he will always be remembered as its seventh chief conductor.
As a token of appreciation, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will release three special recordings conducted by Daniele Gatti: Richard Strauss’s Salome, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 on cd and dvd and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 on cd.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Maestro Daniele Gatti have agreed that no further announcements will be made.