Boston Symphony Announces its New Assistant Conductor

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has just announced the appointment of Ken-David Masur as its new assistant conductor, for a two-year term, beginning in the 2014-15 season. 

Maestro Masur's first official podium appearance as assistant conductor will be during the 2015 Tanglewood season. He will then make his BSO subscription series debut during the 2015-16 season.

Masur, a 2011 and 2012 Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellow, made his BSO conducting debut in July 2012, sharing the podium on a concert with his father Kurt Masur, leading Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Piano Concerto in C minor, K.491, with Gerhard Oppitz as soloist. Read a bit about that "plush" and "fresh" performance here

Masur is currently Associate Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony, and a frequent guest conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia. 

Click on the image below to watch Masur in action, leading the National Philharmonic of Russia in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 with pianist Adam Laloum.