Just in: London Philharmonic hires Chicago’s exmain
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has appointed Cristina Rocca to be its Artistic Director from November 2020. Cristina, who has one of the best contacts books in the biz, was formerly Vice President for Artistic Planning at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Before that, she was artistic director at the Orchestre National de France, head of artistic planning at the Cleveland Orchestra, artistic manager for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and head of Artistic Planning for the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She’ll bring a healty dose of comopolitanism and plutocracy to the London scene, joining David Burke, the LPO’s Chief Executive, and Edward Gardner OBE, Principal Conductor Designate.