Sicklist: Temirkanov’s out

Sicklist: Temirkanov’s out


norman lebrecht

September 10, 2019

The Russian conductor, 80, has withdrawn from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra autumn tour of Italy, Switzerland, Romania and France, due to poor health.

His replacement is the Romanian Ion Marin.



  • batonbaton says:

    Ion Marin will be rather more flamboyant than Temirkanov, that is for sure.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Once again we are left to ponder why someone at this age does not retire rather than commit and then cancel?

  • pluf pluf says:

    Ion Marin is a genial conductor.
    And he’s native Romanian but Austrian citizen.

  • Martin says:

    Because in better health Temirkaniv is one of the greats and could still have so much to give us. Just think what the 90 year old Haitink has done this year – and Dohnanyi, 90, has bounced back too. Long may Yuri continue!

  • Gustavo says:

    Sure it’s not Sir Michael Gambon meeting Paavo Järvi?

  • Zelda Macnamara says:

    He’s still listed as conducting the opening season concert in St Petersburg two weeks from today – I have a ticket for that concert, so I hope he’ll be there.

  • muslit says:

    I played with T three times in the 80’s. When he wasn’t drinking, he could be inspired.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Not to disparage Temirkanov in the least, but Ion Marin is a wonderful conductor.
    May YT regain his good health quickly, and may IM find great success as his replacement!