New boss at BBC Welsh

The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales has poached Bournemouth Symphony’s Lisa Tregale to be its next director. She succeeds Michael Garvey.


The orchestra has just named Ryan Bancroft principal conductor, so it’s a clean sweep.

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  • Perhaps now there will be some energy in the management of the excellent BBCNOW. They have been without a principal conductor for over a year until the recent appointment. There were some great performances with Fischer and Søndergaard but the organisation seemed to be treading water. It seems a far cry from the days when Otaka was chief and Jansons (yes, that one) was principal guest, taking the orchestra on tour to Eastern Europe and Japan.

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