German pianist-conductor Lars Vogt has been appointed as music director of the Paris Chamber Orchestra, effective in July. He succeeds oboist-conductor Douglas Boyd, who has held the post since 2015.
Currently on a recital tour with violinist Christian Tetzlaff, which stops Oct. 27 at Symphony Center, Vogt said, “Since my first rehearsal with the orchestra, I felt a great artistic and emotional association with the musicians. The ensemble is highly creative and very open to risk-taking. I am so excited about the path we are going to take together.”
Founded in 1978, the ensemble (in French, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris) explores a repertoire spanning four centuries and accompanies productions at the Opéra Comique, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the Opéra de Paris. Since September 2015, Vogt has been music director of Royal Northern Sinfonia, and beginning with the 2020-21 season, he will become the orchestra’s principal artistic partner. As a conductor, he also led many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Cologne and Zurich Chamber Orchestras, Camerata Salzburg, Hannover Opera Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic.