Nielsen town names new maestro

Nielsen town names new maestro


norman lebrecht

April 06, 2020

The Frenchman Pierre Bleuse will succeed Alexander Vedernikov as chief conductor of the Odense Symphony Orchestra, starting 2021.

Bleuse is joint music director of the new-music Lemanic Modern Ensemble.


  • John Rook says:

    Good for him. His father is a composer and former conservatoire director in Toulouse. Quite a character.

  • Paul Dawson says:

    So happy to see a Carl Nielsen reference. A grossly underperformed composer.

  • Jacob Christensen says:

    Nice. Heard him conducting the orchestra in Franck and Stravinsky at short notice earlier this year. Let’s see (or hear) how the – rather consevative – local audience will receive him.