Conductor Riccardo Chailly Quits Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra

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It has been announced that Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly is set to step down as Chief Conductor of Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra, in June of next year – four years before his contract was due to expire.

It is understood the 62 year old, who has served the role since 2005, did not specify a reason for his early departure.

Maestro Chailly also currently serves as Principal Conductor of Milan's La Scala opera house – and was just last month appointed the Music Director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.