It has been announced this week that Graz Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra Chief Conductor Oksana Lyniv will step down from the role - at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.
She has led the orchestra since 2017.
"I am grateful to the Graz Opera and Graz Philharmonic and the Artistic Director Nora Schmid for this opportunity to further develop my work as a conductor … and for the outstanding quality of the music and high artistic standards …” the 40-year-old Ukrainian-born Maestra has told local media.
"I am very pleased, but the obligations of being a chief conductor can be limiting to international commitments, so I have decided to return to my work as a freelancer conductor," she has said.
Oskana will be replaced by German conductor Roland Kluttig - as of the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.