Deborah Borda named New York Philharmonic’s next president and CEO

Posted on: March 15, 2017

Deborah Borda has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Philharmonic, to begin on September 15, 2017. She succeeds Matthew VanBesien, who has held the orchestra’s chief administrative post since 2012. She has served as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2000, having previously served in the same capacity at the New York Philharmonic during the 1990s. Bill Thomas, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Philharmonic, will become Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. At the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the search for a new president will begin immediately, conducted by a committee led by Board Chairman Jay Rasulo. Deborah Borda said, “This is a homecoming for me as a native New Yorker, but, more than that, it is a key transitional moment filled with opportunity to make a difference for one of the great musical organizations of the world—the New York Philharmonic.… While embracing this challenging new work, I sincerely wish to express my deepest thanks and admiration for Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic ‘family,’ who have been courageous and loving partners over 17 years.”

Posted March 15, 2017

Deborah Borda photo by Vern Evans