Scots conductor quits Germany for English north

Garry Walker has told the Rheinischen Philharmonie in Koblenz that he won’t renew his contract, which expires next year.

He said his new job in Leeds, as music director of Opera North, will require all his attention.

Good man.


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  • opera tourist says:

    He will be missed at Koblenz – a lovely historic theatre with high standards – BUT welcomed at Opera North!

  • yujafan says:

    That’s another reason for me to go to Opera North then! Good news all round, I admire his commitment and honesty 🙂

  • Gustavo says:

    His personal Brexit.

  • C Porumbescu says:

    Garry is a wonderful conductor and his Billy Budd at Opera North was stupendous.

    What a shame that Brexit has driven him out of the UK and…oh…hang on a minute…

  • Brian says:

    What a silly statement, saying “good man”. Happy to have him back in the Empire where he belongs?.

  • Sara says:

    Wonderful and VERY professional conductor, artist and committed performer of the best musical repertoire, great person – as well. Maestro, good luck in Leeds and you’ll be very missed!

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