Andris Nelsons has been appointed as Music Director Designate for the Boston Symphony Orchestra from the start of the 2013/14 season and will officially take up the position of Music Director in 2014/15.

Andris Nelsons is currently Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, where he was appointed in 2008 as a relatively unknown young conductor. Since then he has delighted audiences in Birmingham and built a global reputation as one of the world’s most exciting conductors.

Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive of the CBSO, said: “This appointment to one of the world’s most distinguished orchestras is a real accolade for Andris, and we are delighted for him. During his time at the CBSO, he has proved himself to be amongst the very best conductors in the world, and it is testament to his extraordinary talent that he has secured this major role at such a young age. Of course, we also believe this is a reflection of Birmingham’s continued excellent taste in Music Directors!

“Andris’ rolling contract with the CBSO is currently in place until the end of the 2014/15 season, and there will be no change to his commitment to Birmingham during this time. It is not unusual for a conductor of Andris’ stature to hold more than one position, and we will make an announcement about future seasons beyond 2015 later this year. In the meantime, we all congratulate him on his success and look forward to our next concerts with him in May and June, including an 8-concert European tour.”

Andris Nelsons said: “I am very proud to be appointed to this great orchestra and I also look forward to lots more wonderful concerts with my beloved CBSO.”


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