Joseph Bastian: Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the Munich Symphony Orchestra

January 5, 2023

Joseph Bastian will serve as the Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, beginning in the 2023/2024 season.

Joseph comments: “To have been elected Chief Conductor by the musicians of the Munich Symphony Orchestra means very much to me. I’m delighted to be able to work in my chosen hometown and with such versatile and highly motivated musicians to bring ‘the sound of the city’ to the heart of society. Many thanks also to the Board, the Directors, and the entire team for the trust they have placed in me.”

“We are very pleased to present Joseph Bastian, a versatile and highly motivated artist, as our new Chief Conductor,” says Dr. Ulrich Wastl, Chairman of the Board. “He has been closely associated with Munich’s cultural life for many years, much like the Munich Symphony Orchestra has been for more than three quarters of a century. He is also an ideal, forward- thinking choice when it comes to the Munich Symphony Orchestra’s numerous regional and international initiatives.”

Intendant Tilman Dost remarks: “We are very excited about the artistic collaboration with Joseph Bastian, with whom we already present a concert on 19 April this season, and look forward to many joint concert experiences in the coming season. It’s certainly an exciting symbiosis with lots of innovative power and a thrilling musical vision. Together we will reshape ‘the sound of our city’.”