“A REAL COUP FOR MUNICH AND BAVARIA”.
Bavaria’s Minister of Arts Bernd Sibler congratulates the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on Sir Simon Rattle’s appointment as its new Chief Conductor. “With Sir Simon Rattle, one of the greatest musicians and artistic personalities of our time will be at the helm of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the future. I am extremely pleased – it’s a real coup for Munich and Bavaria! Sir Simon Rattle not only stands for rousing concerts. He is also passionately committed to ensuring that classical music reaches people of all backgrounds and ages. The communication of music to young people in particular is a matter close to his heart. He was also an early adopter of the new possibilities of digital cultural mediation and has played a key role in advancing them. These are the best prerequisites for his work in Munich as the new principal conductor of the BRSO: The passionate communication of music – live and digitally – and the combination of the highest artistic standards with low inhibition thresholds for the audience are also essential goals for the planned new concert hall in Munich. Sir Simon Rattle embodies this, as a musical personality, perfectly. We warmly welcome him to Munich.“
Sir Simon Rattle’s appointment as its new Chief Conductor