Just in: Concertgebouw votes for shortlist – and Van Zweden’s not on itmain
The players have nominated three men for chief conductor.
One is unavailable, one is unsuitable and the third won’t want the job.
The three are:
Andris Nelsons – deeply embedded in Boston and Leipzig
Valery Gergiev – politically compromised; and
Ivan Fischer, probably not interested.
The vote was held on Saturday and the results have been leaked to a Dutch newspaper. A substantial number of players put Daniele Gatti on the list. Gatti was fired after #Metoo allegations.
The orchestra, which has no chief exec or board chairman, is now both split and thoroughly stuck.
UPDATE: What Amsterdam must do next