British conductor Wayne Marshall was thrilled to accept the new position: “I am honoured and delighted to be the next Chief Conductor of the WDR Rundfunkorchester. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work so closely with this wonderfully versatile group of musicians and I look forward enormously to building the partnership. I relish working on the eclectic range of repertoire for which WDR Rundfunkorchester is so well known and to sharing the music-making with the widest possible audience.”
WDR Radio Director Wolfgang Schmitz commented: “Wayne Marshall has earned himself an outstanding reputation worldwide, in both the classical music and the popular classical music fields. Few musicians before him managed to achieve that. With his international experience, his virtuosity and his charismatic personality, he is the ideal man for the job”. Read the full story at http://waynemarshall.com
Wayne Marshall was born in the UK and, after musical studies there and in Vienna, swiftly established an international career as organist and pianist.
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