Just in: Young UK conductor wins top German post

Just in: Young UK conductor wins top German post


norman lebrecht

March 10, 2021

The highly promising Alpesh Chauhan, music director of Birmingham Opera, has been named Principal Guest Conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.

That does not rule him out of the running for any other Birmingham vacancy.

Chaua=han, 30, says he ‘felt a special energy and a musical understanding’ in Schumann’s town.



  • bruno michel says:

    Good for him. It will be good experience for him to work in a German orchestra, although I have a feeling that he will not stop at Duesseldorf. His Lady Macbeth in Birmingham was absolutely top-rate.

  • Hermann Lederer says:

    You are really an impeccable expert: principal guest of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker is really a German top post! This nonsense is really hard to top…

  • Meredor says:

    Good for him. He’s a promising young conductor. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in the future. I very much enjoyed his appearance at Cadogan Hall in 2019 with the RPO.