Australia’s Melbourne Symphony names Sophie Galaise managing director

Posted on: January 14, 2016

“Canadian orchestra manager Sophie Galaise is leaving the Queensland Symphony Orchestra after three years to become managing director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,” writes Matthew Westwood on Thursday (1/14) in The Australian (Sydney; subscription required). “Galaise, a flautist and musicologist, was manager of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra before starting in Brisbane in June 2013…. She comes to the MSO after a quick succession of managers from American Matthew VanBesien (2010-2012), Canadian Andre Gremillet (2012-15), and interim manager Richard Evans, who has joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Galaise has a five-year contract with the MSO, and says she is looking forward to working with chief conductor Sir Andrew Davis, the musicians, and the wider orchestra community. ‘That’s the secret to delivering good financial and artistic outcomes,’ she says.” 

Posted January 14, 2016