French conductor spurns German job

French conductor spurns German job


norman lebrecht

November 22, 2021

The Frenchman Olivier Tardy, announced last year as incming chief conductor of the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, has decided he does not want the job after all.

Tardy, 48, a former principal flute at Bavarian State Opera, has been due to succeed the veteran Peter Gülke, 86, in 2022.

Something, hwever, went wrong with the negotiations, and Gülke is still in position.





  • Jacaranda Strikes Again says:

    A wise decision by Mr. Tardy.

  • Axl says:

    Actually Tardy is still listed in Bavarian State Orchesta’s roster and there isn’t listed any kind of (principal) flute audition. There are Tardy and Taballione as principal so both can do other jobs (Taballione is a professor in Mozarteum)