Stephan Gehmacher, one of the young comets in German orchestral management, is quitting the top job at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to become chief of the Luxemburg Philharmonic and its expensive hall.
Lower profile, higher pay, for a while.
The BRSO’s chief conductor Mariss Jansons, having fallen out with past administrators, will miss his emollient touch.
Gehmacher, 42, was previously head of artistic planning at the Berlin Philharmonic, 2002-08. Here’s today’s press statement.