Canada’s Vancouver Symphony Finally Announce New Music Director

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Dutch conductor Otto Tausk as their new Music Director

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The Vancouver Symphony Otto Tausk conductor

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in Canada has today announced the appointment of Dutch conductor Otto Tausk as their new Music Director – effective from July 2018.

“When you meet a new orchestra, you never know what’s going to happen … it could be a disaster or it could be great fun…” the 46 year old conductor has said.

“Here in Vancouver, I immediately had this connection with the musicians that I felt that I didn’t have to explain much… “, Otto has said.

Otto has previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic alongside conductor Valery Gergiev – and has served as Music Director of the Switzerland Symphony and Opera Theatre since 2012.

He will replace Maestro Bramwell Tovey – who has led the Symphony since 2000.

Orchestra officials have indicated the appointment came following an extensive three year long search.

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