Ignat Solzhenitsyn is stepping down as music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. This will be his last season with the group, and then he'll become laureate. He became music director of the group in 2004 after working his way up from the assistant conductor position starting in 1994.
The Chamber Orchestra is expcted today to announce Dirk Brossé (pictured) as his successor.
The Belgian-born Brossé has been a frequent guest here, and is currently on the 50-city Star Wars in Concert tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also guest conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic, l’Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande and others.
Solzhenitsyn, a pianist, Curtis graduate and member of the Curtis piano faculty, is expected to guest conduct the Chamber Orchestra in one program each season.