Van Ingen takes on Philharmonia

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The Philharmonia, one of London’s four symphony orchestras, has appointed Alexander Van Ingen as its new chief executive.

He comes from the Academy of Ancient Music where has been CEO for a three years, and takes over in September from interim managing director Michael Fuller.

“The Philharmonia’s glorious sound and national footprint bring incredible music to communities across the country, both in concert and through an extensive learning and engagement programme” he said. “I am very proud to be a part of the Philharmonia’s superb work, and look forward immensely to joining an outstanding artistic journey later this year.”

The Philhamonia, founded  in 1945 by Walter Legge, is a self-governing orchestra, ownb3d by its players, who appoint their executives. Chair of the orchestra is Victoria Irish, also its first violin, who co-chaired the selection panel. “We are delighted to welcome Alexander as our new chief executive” she said. “The Philharmonia has a strong international and domestic reputation and we continue to forge ahead as market leaders in digital experiences. This is an inspiring time for the orchestra and Alexander to lead the next chapter in our 75-year story.”

Ingen will be in post ot welcome the Philharmonia’s new principal conductor, the 34-year-old Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali who will succeed another Finn, Esa-Peka Salonen.

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