A Parisian conductor in Cologne

The brilliant conductor Marie Jacquot becomes the new Principal Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne from the 2026/27 season. At just 34, she already has an impressive career ahead of her, as the current Music Director of the Kongelige Teater (Denmark’s Royal Opera) is also the first female guest conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker. At the WDR Sinfonieorchester, she succeeds Cristian Macelaru, also Music Director of the Orchestre National de France, who is better known in Paris than Orchestre National de France despite being born there. Let’s hope that this high-profile post will enable her to be invited more often to her native country, where she is still all too rare.
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Marie Jacquot © Werner Kmetitsch