The Basel Symphony Orchestra, in Switzerland has announced the 4 year appointment of British conductor and harpsichordist Ivor Bolton as their new Music Director – commencing July 2016.
‘I am very happy to work with this committed and highly professional ensemble,’ the 57 year old has said, '... I am hungry for our shared discoveries in symphonic music.’
Bolton, who will succeed American conductor Dennis Russel Davies, in addition serves as Chief Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Chief Conductor of the Dresden Festival Orchestra and as Music Director of the Teatro Real Madrid.
Polish conductor Michael Nesterowicz was also named as the orchestra's new Principal Guest Conductor.