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Case Scaglione

Case Scaglione appointed new Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

28 July 2017

Case Scaglione has been announced as the new Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn for a four-year term from the 2018/19 season. 

On taking up the position Scaglione commented: “I could not be happier. To me, the first meeting with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn was magical – with its unmistakable sound, its musical flexibility and the incredible joy it takes in playing, the WKO enchanted me. I can hardly wait to start working with the musicians and Madeleine Landlinger, so that we can continue the success story of this excellent orchestra.” 

Managing Director of the Orchestra, Madeleine Landlinger went on to say: “In Case Scaglione, we have found a future Chief Conductor for the WKO who is not only blessed with talent and focus, but who is absolutely passionate about his work. Such enthusiasm is infectious – the chemistry between the orchestra and him was excellent from the very start. We were hoping for this famous ‘click’ during our entire search process. I am looking forward to our shared journey and to growing the WKO’s strengths under his leadership.” 

Alan Gilbert, Chief Conductor of the New York Philharmonic and designated Chief Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, congratulates Case Scaglione: “Case Scaglione is one of the most gifted conductors of the younger generation, and my belief in him has only grown over time. He has a deep and cultivated musical sensibility that will be a perfect fit for this marvellous orchestra, and I can't wait to hear what this partnership will reveal in the years to come.” 

Jaap van Zweden, Chief Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic and designated Chief Conductor of the New York Philharmonic: “I am very happy for Case to have this opportunity of becoming the chief conductor of this wonderful and respected chamber orchestra! To me, Case is also the right choice. He brings new energy and is a gifted conductor. In my opinion, the tradition of this chamber orchestra and Case’s extraordinary abilities will lead to a great collaboration."

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