Royal Concergebouw Orchestra appoints interim managing director: David Bazen

Posted on: December 19, 2019

“Last May, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Managing Director Jan Raes announced that he would resign at the end of December 2019,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s (12/18) Musical America (subscription required). “Whether that was related to the firing of and subsequent peace-making with Music Director Daniele Gatti, over allegations of sexual misconduct, was never made clear. In any case, Raes is stepping down after 11 years at the job and the orchestra has yet to find a successor. Serving as interim until it does so will be business and media director David Bazen, 55, with the orchestra since 1999. He’ll take over January 1, and the orchestra reports the new managing director won’t be in place until next summer.”