It was announced in San Sebastian on 3 November that Jun Märkl becomes Principal Conductor of the Basque National Orchestra (Orquestra de Euskadi), effective immediately, for the remainder of 14/15 and until the end of 15/16, with possible further renewal. He has been Artistic Advisor since June, and had already conducted the orchestra on several occasions. He succeeds Andres Orozco Estrada, who left two seasons ago to take up positions in Frankfurt and Houston. Andrey Boreyko remains as Principal Guest Conductor. The orchestra celebrates Maerkl’s appointment at concerts this week in San Sebastian and Bilbao, when Maerkl conducts Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and works by Saint-Saens, with cello soloist Johannes Moser.
4 November 2014