Philharmonia’s new chief was once in a rock band

A dozen years ago, the deceptively young-looking Santu-Matias Rouvali took part in a TV reality show in which he formed a rock band, Taltta.

He’s the one in the red tie.

And here’s how he sounded on guitar.

Oddly enough, none of this has appeared in his PR-cleansed CV.

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  • If true, this would be relevant to his current occupation how ?

    Deceptively young looking? He is only 34, so I would hope so!

  • He used to play perc too – during the concert after the announcement of his appointment he explained to the audience he used to play percussion and did an encore on behalf of the whole orchestra, playing Monti Czardas on marimba.

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