Teodor Currentzis Appointed New Chief Conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra
Starting in the 2018/2019 season, Teodor Currentzis will be Chief Conductor of the new SWR Symphony Orchestra. He is named to be one of the most interesting and versatile conductors of his generation, whose repertoire includes compositions from all eras, beginning with the baroque and ending in the avant-garde. Teodor Currentzis is known for his intensive rehearsals. His trend-setting interpretations were awarded with several prizes. In the upcoming season he can be heard with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, interpreting Bruckner's 9th Symphony.
Mutual Concert Experiences
In a collaboration that stretches back to 2009, Teodor Currentzis has conducted both the SWR Symphony Orchestra Freiburg Baden-Baden as well as the Stuttgart orchestra, and was appointed Principal Guest of the Freiburg orchestra in 2011.
Teodor Currentzis: "I am very happy and looking forward to working with the orchestra. To me it is of particular importance to pick up the riches of both ensemble traditions, combining in the new orchestra the best of both former orchestras. For that purpose we will need we will need time and the support of all involved. I will dedicate myself to the orchestra with great enthusiasm and form a fruitful future together with the musicians."