UK conductor wins US orchestra

UK conductor wins US orchestra


norman lebrecht

June 26, 2019

The Spokane Symphony has chosen James Lowe as its next music director, starting next week.

Lowe, 43, is from Nottingham, presently living in Edinburgh. He is chief conductor in Vaasa, Finland.

In Spokane, which is in Washington State, he succeeds the multi-job Eckart Preu.


  • musician says:

    Fantastic. James Lowe is an inspiring musician. Hopefully we will see more of him across UK too.

  • Derek says:

    I wish the Spokane Symphony and James Lowe a rewarding and successful partnership.

  • We are thrilled to have him here. A great musician, conductor and person all around. We’ve already started working together and he’s a lovely person. So lucky to have him here. He joined us for his audition week during some of the craziest weather last February. Every rehearsal some sort of disaster happened like key musicians were sick, weather related accidents, shortening rehearsal due to impending weather etc. He took each stressful situation with such ease and class. His humor will fit perfectly here. We love to laugh. So happy to be planning upcoming season content with him.