Tania León gets London job

Tania León gets London job


norman lebrecht

February 01, 2023

The Cuban-American composer Tania León is to be Composer-in-Residence with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Part of the job is to attract and mentor diverse young composers.

The LPO had previously announced Luis Castillo-Briceño and Charlotte Politi as ‘fellow conductors’.


  • Dennis Davis says:

    Another politically motivated appointment, sadly. She may be really good but who has heard of her? Certainly not me and I follow new music.

  • Brian says:

    How is it an orchestra’s job to mentor composers? They are going to throw buckets of money at people whose artistic output will never pay back the investment. It sounds like a good way to go out of business.

    • Peter San Diego says:

      It is a core function of musical ensembles to present new and old music, by famed and lesser-known composers. How do you think the relative merits of Mozart and Dittersdorf were ever judged?

      • 1234 says:

        Yes but those fellowships were endorsed by courts and royal families. These ones are being endorsed by private companies which are already financially unstable. If only the government were willing to invest in its arts, but alas…

  • JJ says:

    This feels like such a “league of american orchestras” appointment