15 Jun 2017


We are delighted to announce that Maestro Claus Peter Flor has been named the Music Director of LaVerdi. The initial three-year tenure will begin with the 2017/18 season.

Maestro Flor’s long-term relationship with the orchestra began in 2003 when its then Music Director (now Conductor Emeritus) Riccardo Chailly invited him to become Principal Guest Conductor. Since then, the collaboration has evolved to be both artistically celebrated and one cherished by its audience.

Ruben Jais, Executive and Artistic Director of LaVerdi said: "It is a great honour for all of us at the La Verdi Foundation to announce such and important development in our long-lasting relationship with Maestro Claus Peter Flor. Through the years, this partnership has created countless memorable concerts. We have no doubt that in his new position of Music Director of our Orchestra and Choir, these brilliant musical experiences will expand and continue to the delight of our musicians and audiences."

Maestro Flor said: "This appointment as Music Director is a great honour and pleasure for me. Thanks to these many years of collaboration, I feel devoted to La Verdi’s Orchestra and Choir. We now have the opportunity to build on this shared understanding and respect to create a unique sound and recognisable identity for the orchestra in Italy and beyond."

The first step in this new role will be the performance of the complete Beethoven Symphonies in July.