Just in: Brit is chief conductor in India

The Symphony Orchestra of India has just named Mikel Toms as its new Resident Conductor, starting next month.

Mikel will be based in Mumbai.

He has made many fine recordings with Czech orchestras.

 

 

 

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  • One country where there is so little interest in Western civilisation, even among the most elite classes. Then, the local cultures are so rich, one can easily spend a life time just being immersed in them. For a western classical music practitioner to take up a post in India is not a great career move.

    • There’s room in India for every culture to thrive and there’s a passionate community of western classical music lovers. Diversity enriches everyone. The SOI is a terrific orchestra with a deeply committed management and audience and – in a nation the size of India, and a city as lively and wealthy as Mumbai – huge potential to thrive. I wish them every success with this new appointment.

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