World-renowned British conductor sir Simon Rattle has been appointed the new chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus and will lead the two ensembles beginning with the 2023/24 concert season. Sir Simon, currently music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, which performed at Ljubljana Festival several times, previously led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic and is widely recognised as one of the most insightful conductors of our times. Throughout his career, he has always stood for a spirit of openness, renewal and awakening within the world of classical music.
Sir Simon’s debut with the Bavarian Radio Chorus came in 2010 with the performance of Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri (Op. 50). Joint projects since then have included the Wagner operas Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, as well as Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde – widely acclaimed performances that were subsequently commercially released by the BR-Klassik label. The BRSO and Sir Simon have developed a shared musical approach through performances encompassing a wide variety of repertoire from Rameau to Haydn, Mozart to Ligeti.
In March 2021 Sir Simon will conduct two concerts with the BRSO, including the world premiere of a work by Ondřej Adámek and works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Henry Purcell, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky and Olivier Messiaen.
In 2012 Sir Simon Rattle appeared at the jubilee 60th Ljubljana Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Chorus performed on 66th Ljubljana Festival.
We offer him our sincere congratulations on his new appointment!