The chief conductor of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansonsis to step down after leading the world-famous ensemble for a decade. The RCO announced on Tuesday that the celebrated conductor will retire at the end of the season from what is widely considered to be one of the greatest posts in the orchestral world. The news of his departure came as a surprise even to those in his orchestra, despite health concerns. An official at the RCO said: The exact date of the year-old's last performance has not been determined, the RCO said, adding: Due to his knowledge, commitment and involvement, he is much loved by both musicians and his audiences.
The son of a conductor, Jansons studied violin in St Petersburg before travelling to Vienna and Salzburg to learn under the internationally renowned conductors, Hans Swarowsky and Herbert von Karajan.
Musicians and classical critics played tribute to Jansons's long and eminent career as a conductor. Dominic Seldis, Dominic seldis wife sexual dysfunction RCO's principal "Dominic seldis wife sexual dysfunction" bass player, said Jansons was "more dedicated than anybody I've ever worked with" and he would miss him terribly.
He is the don. There is nothing in every score he conducts that he hasn't read, researched, discussed, thought about and worried about. It was a complete and utter privilege to have worked with him and it is even more of a privilege to call him a friend.
I will miss him but I'm delighted that he has finished on a high that is fitting to both a great conductor and a great man. Seldis said that while Jansons's replacement still remained unknown, he believed the RCO was ready for the next chapter.