Daniele Gatti Fired From Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By Francisco Salazar

Danielle Gatti has been fired from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

The conductor was let go following accusations of sexual misconduct in a Washington Post exposé that revealed multiple incidents with numerous rising stars. The orchestra released a statement that noted, “These accusations and Gatti’s reactions with this respect have caused a lot of commotion among both musicians and staff, as well as stakeholders both at home and abroad. Besides this, since the publication of the article in the Washington Post, a number of female colleagues of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra reported experiences with Gatti, which are inappropriate considering his position as chief conductor. This has irreparably damaged the relationship of trust between the orchestra and the chief conductor.”

Gatti is the latest conductor to be fired from a major organization following the beginning of the #MeToo movement. Just this year James Levine was fired from the Metropolitan Opera following accusations of sexual misconduct and Charles Dutoit was also sacked from his positions after accusations of sexual harassment.

According to Gatti’s calendar, the conductor is set to conduct a new production of “Rigoletto” at the Rome Opera in December.