Armenian is Germany’s next GMD

Armenian is Germany’s next GMD


norman lebrecht

August 27, 2020

The Armenian conductor Ruben Gazarian has been named general music director at Altenburg-Gera, a merged theatre in Thuringia.

Gazarian, 48, was chosen from 109 candidates. He starts next month.

The last chief, Laurent Wagner, walked out in July.



    • fflambeau says:

      “For sixteen years – from 2002 to 2018 – Ruben Gazarian was the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.”

      He may not have done any opera in “recent years” but he has conducted more than 860 concerts and recorded 26 CDs. I’d say, he’s a good catch.