LPO extends principal conductor Jurowski's contract

Gramophone18th May 2010
Vladimir Jurowski - staying with the LPO (photo: Sheila Rock/IMG Artists)Vladimir Jurowski - staying with the LPO (photo: Sheila Rock/IMG Artists)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has extended the contracts of both its principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski and its principal guest conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The positive feeling among London concert-goers about the Jurowski/LPO relationship, which began with the 2007/08 season, seems reflected by the Russian conductor himself, who said: "My first three seasons as principal conductor of the LPO have been a very happy and mutually enhancing relationship. I therefore look forward, more than ever, to the seasons ahead in which the LPO and I can continue to develop our artistic collaboration further". His contract now runs until the end of the 2014/15 season.

Nézet-Séguin, meanwhile, who took up his role in September 2008, will now stay with the LPO until the 2013/14 season. He described it as an orchestra “full of character, vigour and a sense of adventure, whilst deeply rooted in a great tradition”.

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