Maestro move: Singapore goes for experience

Maestro move: Singapore goes for experience


norman lebrecht

July 08, 2019

The Singapore Symphony has named the Austrian Hans Graf as its next music director. Graf, 70, will take over the baton a year from now from the outgoing Lan Shui, who has been in charge for 22 years.

Graf was music director in Houston, 2001 to 2013.

He has also held the reins at the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg (1984-94), Calgary Philharmonic (1995-2003) and Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (1998-2004).


  • Luis says:

    And Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi (1994-1996)

  • Joel Lazar says:

    Serious conductor. Bravi tutti!

  • fflambeau says:

    Not surprising. Singapore sees itself as a better than life Switzerland and anything old and European is viewed as good there. They probably could have done better with the money they have.

  • David H Spence says:

    Expect much dull, pedantic music making, much on the level of what most anybody would call two-dimensional.