At the Berlin Phil, Petrenko gets landed with headline soloists and sometimes has little say in who plays concertos.
But when guest conducting abroad he can choose his own…. and it’s a clue to his own personality and contemporaries to see who he picks.
In Israel next month, he will conduct Mozart K491 with the ex-Yugoslav pianist Tamara Stefanovich, 46, who is married to Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Not a big name, but an artist for cognoscenti.