Just in: Rising US baton wins German orchestramain
The South Carolina-born Jonathon Heyward, has been named Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, starting January 2021.
Heyward, 26, is presently assistant conductor at the Halle Orchestra in Manchester.
The NWDP, based in Herford, plays across North Rhine-Westphalia in such towns as Paderborn, Gütersloh and Detmold.
Heyward will be 28 when he takes over the same age as Andris Nelsons was when he joined the same orch in 2006.