Change at the top of the London Philharmonicmain
The orchestra has announced with regret that Cristina Rocca, who was recruited last summer from Chicago to be its artistic director, is having to leave without delay ‘due to a personal bereavement’.
It is understood Cristina will return to Italy to recover from the loss of her long-term partner.
Her replacement will be the runner-up in the last selection process, the scholarly Elena Dubinets who gave 15-year repertoire refresher course to the Seattle Symphony before losing her next job in Atalanta during the Covid shutdown.
Elena will move to London in September.