Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform the same role with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra from 2024. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform the same role with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra from 2024. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

Jaap van Zweden should give Seoul orchestra a ‘unique sound’ as its music director after his New York Phil and Hong Kong Phil roles, critic says

  • After K-pop, K-dramas and Korean movies it’s time to establish the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as ‘world-class’, says its head after hiring van Zweden
  • The orchestra lacks a distinctive style, one the Dutch maestro can forge as music director, a critic says; the man van Zweden will replace hints at problems

Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform the same role with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra from 2024. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform the same role with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra from 2024. Photo: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
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