Breaking: Rotterdam Phil signs maestro, 22 – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

September 13, 2022

The Rotterdam Philharmonic has swooped for the young Finnish sensation Tarmo Peltokoski, naming him permanent guest conductor from 2023.

Tarmo, 22, is music director of the Latvian National Orchestra. He makes friends easily.

Rotterdam’s music director is Lahav Shani, who is 33.

George Wiegel, general director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra: ‘Tarmo Peltokoski is an up and coming talent and has a lot to offer at his young age. Together with Lahav Shani, he fits in very well with our enormously driven orchestra. Immediately on the first acquaintance, the fire flared up between him and our orchestra. For us, and also for him, it was clear from that moment on that we would very much like to enter into a long-term collaboration.’

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