Vancouver has new boss

Vancouver has new boss


norman lebrecht

January 16, 2020

Angela Elster, Vice-President of the VSO School of Music, has been named CEO of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Music director Otto Tausk says: ‘Angela and I share a vision for an orchestra that is both focussed on artistic excellence and integrity as well as deep engagement with our community. I am very excited to have her as a new partner in leading this organization as we chart our path to becoming the orchestra of the future.’



  • Simplicius Simplicissimus says:

    Such a bloated title for that position, neither nonprofit board chair nor head of an enterprise. General manager or executive director are sufficient.

  • Doug says:

    Interesting. An “internal” hire. No itinerant mercenary “professional” managers interested or available for the job?

  • Enquiring Mind says:

    She got herself a look…