The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 52 year old Spanish conductor and flutist Jaime Martín as their new Music Director – effective from the commencement of the 2018/2019 season.
Jaime previously served as principal flutist with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – before turning to conducting full-time five years ago.
“He brings a shared sense of musical culture between London and L.A … if Neville Marriner were here, I think he’d approve of our choice,” LACO’s Executive Director Scott Harrison has told the LA Times.
Jaime currently serves as Principal Conductor of Sweden’s Gavie Symphony Orchestra and as Chief Conductor of Spain’s Cadqués Orchestra.
He will succeed conductor Jeffrey Kahane – who will step down from the role in June this year after 20 years at the helm.