Vladimir Jurowski Extends Contract at Berlin Radio Symphony

The Russian-British conductor, 49, will retain his position at the helm of the orchestra until August 2027

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The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) has announced a four-year contract extension for its Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski. The Moscow-born conductor has held the position since 2017.

In 2021, Jurowski will also become the General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera, succeeding Kirill Petrenko. To facilitate this, Jurowski will be standing down from his 15-year role as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, assuming the mantle of Conductor Emeritus.

With Jurowski at the helm, the Berlin Radio Symphony "has been able to define its profile more sharply and has found its place as a Berlin cultural institution in these rapidly changing times,” said Orchestra Director Clara Marrero.

“After our very intensive and fruitful first four years of cooperation, the RSB and I have learned to understand each other closely, and to trust each other," Jurowski said. "On this basis, the actual artistic work can now be continued and expanded. I am greatly looking forward to the years ahead with the orchestra.”