Breaking: New German job for Mirga

Breaking: New German job for Mirga


norman lebrecht

April 04, 2019

Having stated loud and clear last week that she won’t be guest conducting for the next two years, the City of Birmingham’s music director has accepted a three-year artistic residency in Dortmund.

She has been designated an ‘exclusive artist of the Dortmunder Konzerthaus’, succeeding Andris Nelsons whose term ends this summer.

Among other activities, she will create a focus on British music.

Read here.



  • Pedro says:

    And Yannick before Nelsons.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Oh, so she won’t be spending her time raising her baby – as she originally said. A decision she’ll come to regret, I’m betting.

    • barry guerrero says:

      Where is her home? Maybe it isn’t a difficult commute. Just wondering.

    • Anthea kreston says:

      Sue – have you also said that about Daniel Hope, Simon Rattle, and Jonas Kaufman? I bet those people believe that they have spent time raising their babies. It’s a tough enough place out there for women – lets support the ones who break through that glass ceiling. It’s also possible that she may not be the only person who had that baby, and that the other genetic half of that very cute little bundle might just want to also spend the time.

    • Bass player says:

      I’m so disappointed they let women comment on this site!

  • John says:

    This likely just means a handful of concerts there each season with CBSO. That’s how it’s been with Nelsons — tour stops with the Gewandhaus.

    • Rgiarola says:

      I know john, but the breaking news sounds so superlative here as if she get general konzermeister of all Ruhr und Wesphalia. Lol

    • Stephen Maddock says:

      John that’s exactly right – it’s not a job, rather it becomes an even more regular touring destination for the CBSO. And we are delighted because this hall is WONDERFUL

    • fflambeau says:

      Nelsons has promoted a very healthy relationship between the Gewandhaus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Nelsons will conduct the Gewandhaus in at least 5 concerts starting 27 October in Boston. This is the 3rd season of this unusual collaborative venture and, I think, a model for others. He is to be applauded, not attacked, for it. And no, he isn’t neglecting either orchestra: it’s just he is in much demand.

  • Alexander Tarak says:

    Yet another overrated baton twirler.

  • Anon says:

    A talentless sexy object who sure gets the attention of old white pervs.

  • Ben says:

    La donna è mobile