In the December issue of Standpoint, I reflect upon the rising trend in major orchestras to hire youth over experience. Music directors are getting younger all the time. Zurich broke all records with a new stick of just 26.
So where is it all leading? Is the new generation prodigiously more talented than the old? Can the job withstand inexperience? Or does the job itself have to change? Have the ground rules changed this year? Read all about it right here.