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