By Francisco Salazar
© Christophe Abramowitz.
The Orchestre National de France has renewed Christian Macelaru’s contract as Music Director.
The Rumanian conductor will continue with the orchestra through 2027.
Măcelaru is the Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester, Artistic Director of the George Enescu International Festival and Competition, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Interlochen Center for the Arts’ World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director and Conductor of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
He is a GRAMMY® Award winning artist who has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Philadelphia Orchestra where he served as a conductor-in-Residence and Associate Conductor for two seasons as well as an Assistant Conductor.