Breaking: Top London orchestra loses its bossNews
The Philharmonia Orchestra this morning parted company with its chief executive, Alexander Van Ingen.
He’s the second manager to go in as many years, and just when the orchestra is sounding great with music director Santtu-Matias Rouvali.
The Philharmonia is having a brilliant season, selling out the Royal Festival Hall and resuming its concerts in Europe.
But nerves are frayed and the board appears suddenly to have lost its.
Managing a London orchestra is not a job for the faint-hearted.
UPDATE: Kate Collis, Chief Operating Officer, has taken over as interim Chief Executive while the board conducts a successor search.