London concertmaster leaves US orchestra

London concertmaster leaves US orchestra


norman lebrecht

May 12, 2021

It has been announced in North Carolina that Christopher Warren-Green, 65, is stepping down this summer as music director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

A former leader of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Warren-Green maintains his own London Chamber Orchestra and is a regular performer at Royal occasions, lastly at the wedding of Harry and Meghan.




  • RW2013 says:

    If this is meant to begin a thread about what we think about MM, then let it begin!

  • David says:

    Charlotte is in North Carolina.

  • monkey says:

    The same city where the public arts fund apologized for supporting the symphony orchestra? Coincidence?

  • Larry says:

    Why is he identified here as “London concertmaster” when the story is about the Charlotte Symphony? Shouldn’t the headline be: “Charlotte Symphony Music Director to Step Down?”

  • David K. Nelson says:

    What an odd headline. Yes Christopher Warren-Green plays the violin and has held top concertmaster/leader posts, but an American orchestra’s concertmaster is not leaving, its conductor is. Once a concertmaster always [just] a concertmaster?

    And for royalty watchers (yawn) he also conducted for the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as for the Queen’s birthday concert.

  • Vaquero357 says:

    Yawn. “Dog bites man” story. A music director from the UK steps down from his American job. Maybe he’s tired of commuting. Maybe he’s “accomplished all his goals at the CSO.”

    Stories like this one drop every week. Conductors do move around. Nothing to see here, folks, move on.

    The wildly tangential connection to Megan and Mr Markle…. er, Harry will attract a few extra clicks, I guess.