British boss for Dutch orchestraNews
The British trombonist and Pentatone record executive Kate Rockett is to be the new general director of Frans Brüggen’s Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.
She succeeds Sieuwert Verster who is going in the opposite direction to work on his contemporary label, Attaca.
Kate says: ‘Since its founding over forty years ago by Frans Brüggen, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century has been a highly-respected key player in the historically-informed performance movement and has inspired many other ensembles, both in the Netherlands and worldwide. Sieuwert Verster has been at the helm for all this time; a quite exceptional track record and a difficult act to follow. The orchestra is a remarkable international collective of passionate and committed musicians; I am delighted to have the opportunity to shape the next chapter of the organisation’s history.’