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Friday, October 10, 2008

Rumon Gamba

Rumon Gamba becomes Chief Conductor in Ume

The British conductor Rumon Gamba will be the next Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra at NorrlandsOperan in Ume, Sweden.

With Rumon Gamba as Chief Conductor and Music Director we will strengthen our artistic strategy. His ability to enthuse, to work with both musical wholeness and detail will make our orchestra take at least one step further in its' artistic development, says Marco Feklistoff, Manager of the Symphony Orchestra at NorrlandsOperan.

Rumon Gamba is currently Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and guest conducts widely within Europe and abroad. Last year he made a guest appearance at NorrlandsOperan conducting English music, a concert that made such an impression that he later was asked to take on the artistic responsibility of the orchestra. An offer that he gladly accepted.

This is such an interesting place. The quality of the orchestra is already excellent and there is so much under one roof dance, music, opera, visual arts... I look forward to doing things cross discipline, rather than just running an orchestra. People here are very forward thinking, says Rumon Gamba.

Rumon Gambas' assignment
Rumon Gambas' assignment at NorrlandsOperan starts in july 2009 and continues until June 2012. Within these three years he has the opportunity to conduct one opera per year and six concerts per year. He will also be a leading member of the artistic directorate deciding on repertoire both regarding opera and concert. He will also be in charge of the artistic development of the Symphony Orchestra.

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