Munich shortens list of Gergiev replacementsNews
The Munich Philharmonic rolls out its 2022-23 season next week, but the lineup for likely successors to Valery Gergiev is already clear.
The players’ current favourite is the young Finn Klaus Mäkelä (pic), who is due back next month and may be offered the job by acclamation. Problem? He’s already committed in Oslo and Paris, and both New York and Chicago have him in their sights. Can Munich compete?
Next in line is the Italian Daniele Gatti, a known commodity, slightly shopsoiled from his Concertgebouw dismissal.
The Russian Tughan Sokhiev would be a like-for-like with Gergiev, only without the Putin private jet.
Daniel Harding is often mentioned.
As is the unattached Pole, Krzysztof Urbański.
The other young Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali is an outside runner.
That’s it, Volks.