It has been announced today that Julian Rachlin will become the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra‘s new Chief Conductor starting in the 23/24 season. He takes over from Nathalie Stutzmann, who has held the position since 2018.
Rachlin – himself the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor since the 18/19 season – is thrilled about the appointment: “I’m honoured and deeply moved by the trust the orchestra has placed in me following my five seasons as their Principal Guest Conductor. To be expanding the collaboration at this point is a testimony of our musical friendship and deep artistic connection. I can’t wait to continue our artistic journey together.”
Julian Rachlin is one of the most renowned artistic personalities of our time. In his over thirty-year career, his multifaceted interests have taken him across the globe as a conductor, soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, teacher and artistic director. In recent years he has become increasingly active as a conductor and has conducted several of the world’s leading orchestras, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also the Principal Guest Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, and is the Artistic Director of the Herbstgold Festival in Eisenstadt.