Maestro move: HP snatch IMG Czech

Maestro move: HP snatch IMG Czech


norman lebrecht

April 12, 2021

The London agency HarrisonParrott have signed Tomáš Netopil, the rising Czech conductor. He was previously with sleepy IMG.

Netopil, 45, is head of two German orchestras and principal guest with the Czech Philharmonic.

With Jakub Hrusa, he’s the Czech future.


  • yujafan says:

    That’s a smart management move for a man on the up. Now all we need is concerts to fully open up again.

  • Andreas B. says:

    Two German orchestras?

    He is GMD of Essener Philharmoniker / Aalto Theater – the second one would be …?

  • Jonathan Sutherland says:

    Good career move.
    I have heard Tomáš Netopil on several occasions and was always impressed. He also seems to be an approachable and surprisingly affable maestro.
    It is worth recalling that Netopil was given a new production of Der Freischütz at the Wiener Staatsoper in 2018.
    Unfortunately Christian Räth’s absurd burning piano mise-en-scène and inane transformation of marksman Max into a manic von Weber tearing up sheets of music instead of firing magic bullets was so irritating it encouraged one to concentrate on the orchestra which was unsurprisingly the highlight of the performance.

  • Anon says:

    Absolutely awful to see how the recent Arts Council funds are helping to create an imbalance towards those agencies that have benefited from these grants! Tax payers money is being used to prop up resources so these agencies can go out and poach artists away from weaker companies. No doubt, we’ll be seeing more of this sadly …

  • Tommy says: