PhilOrch Grabs Its Own Dudamel: Yannick Nezet-Seguin

The dynamic, diminutive Canadian maestro, now 35 and very much a rising star in both symphonic music and opera, will begin a five-year term as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director in September 2012. Says the orchestra’s board chair, “I believe that we have attracted a rising star early in his career, and he will assume the post of music director at about the same age as Ormandy and Muti.”

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 06/13/10