MacLeod named Hong Kong Philharmonic’s new chief executive

Posted on: March 3, 2011

In Thursday’s (3/3) South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), Vivienne Chow writes that the 58-year-old Briton Michael MacLeod has been chosen as the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s new chief executive, “following January’s abrupt departure of West Kowloon Cultural District chief Graham Sheffield because of ‘health reasons.’ … Artistic director and chief conductor Edo de Waart praised MacLeod as ‘an outstanding leader with a strong passion for orchestras.’ … MacLeod will begin his new position April 1. … MacLeod is the third chief executive of the government-funded orchestra in three years. Last July, So Hau-leung left the position after a one-year stint, succeeding previous chief executive Tim Calnin. MacLeod was the general and artistic director of Glimmerglass Opera, a summer festival in New York state, between 2005 and 2010. Earlier, he was executive director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2005. Born in Bogota, Colombia, to an American mother and diplomat father, MacLeod has lived in Turkey, Austria, the US and Ethiopia.”

Posted March 3, 2011