Orchestre National de France taps Cristian Macelaru as music director

Posted on: November 13, 2019

“Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru, 39, is to succeed Emmanuel Krivine as music director of the Orchestre National de France, effective in September of 2021,” writes Susan Elliott in Tuesday’s (11/12) MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “His appointment, a surprise to insiders, was announced today by Sibyle Veil, president and CEO of Radio France, and Michel Orier, director of music and creation at Radio France. Krivine has served in the post since fall of 2017…. The associate, then resident conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra until 2017, Macelaru was named music director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in 2017; the current season marks his first as music director of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, his first full-time post. Macelaru was for two years the concertmaster of the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the youngest in the orchestra’s history; he studied music at Rice University and is the 2014 Solti Conducting Award recipient.”

Posted November 13, 2019