The orchestra has had seven months to find a successor.
Today it announced it had failed.
An interim boss has been installed – David Bazen, the Concertgebouworkest’s Director of Business and Media for the past nine years and a staffer for the past 20.
This does not look good. It would seem that no high-flying Dutchman (or woman) who has been approched was interested in the job, which might be regarded locally as a poisoned chalice. There is no music director in sight, either. But then the Dutch do things their own way.