Joshua Weilerstein Appointed Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein has been announced as Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, starting with the 23/24 season for a three-year term. Weilerstein, 35, was the youngest ever winner of Denmark’s Malko Competition in 2009, and since then he has conducted widely across the globe and has forged close relationships with many of the world’s finest orchestras and soloists. He first conducted the Aalborg Symphony in 2011, returning several times and next week will conduct the orchestra in a program of Bach/Webern, Penderecki, and Brahms/Schönberg.
The Aalborg Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1943 and is based in the concert hall Musikkens Hus in Aalborg, Northern Denmark. Weilerstein will be the orchestra’s first Chief Conductor since 2015.
Tecwyn Evans, Artistic Director of the Aalborg Symphony, says:
“I am thrilled that Joshua will join our musical family here in Aalborg as our new Chief Conductor. He is a musician of the highest quality, and it will be inspiring for us all to share in his considerable gifts. His recent concert here was captivating to us all, so we could not have found a better conductor with whom to write the next chapter in our orchestra’s history. We celebrate our 80th year in 2023 and it’s fitting that Joshua joins us to mark this occasion as our new Chief Conductor.”