Mikko Franck is to be the next chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, succeeding Myung Whun Chung in September 2015.
Franck, 34, became music director of the Belgian National Orchestra in 2002 and has put in several hard years at the Finnish National Opera, a truly gritty job. He’s ready now for maintown recognition. Paris has never yet – to my knowledge – had a Finn chef d’orchestra.
Could be an entente cordiale.