Alan Gilbert Extends Contract in Hamburg

By Francisco Salazar

Alan Gilbert has extended his contract as chief conductor of the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, Germany, for another five years.

His contract, which began during the 2019-20 season, will now run through the 2028-29 season.

The conductor is also the Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera, conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

In a statement, Joachin Knuth said, “Alan Gilbert is an extraordinary musical ambassador and an outstanding source of inspiration. In recent years, Alan Gilbert has advanced the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and inspired our audience with his artistic and programmatic ideas, his precise conducting professionalism and his leadership. We will have Alan Gilbert by our side until 2029.”