Kölner Philharmonie Announces New Artistic Director

By Francisco Salazar

The Kölner Philharmonie has announced that Ewa Bogusz-Moore will become its new Artistic Director.

She will take on her new role on August 1, 2025, and succeeds Louwrens Langevoort, who has been Artistic Director since 2005.

After various positions in the international cultural sector, Bogusz-Moore has been general director of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra since 2018 and is the former deputy director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. In October 2022, she became the Co-CEO of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

In a statement she said, “I am very happy to be given this great opportunity. The Cologne Philharmonic is a cultural lighthouse in Europe, and it will be a great privilege for me to become part of this team. The Kölner Philharmonie will be a pioneer, a place that inspires through creativity and the highest musical level. As a cultural manager who works in institutions in Poland and internationally, and as a member of ECHO, the European Concert Hall Organization, I have observed how much the music industry has changed in recent years and what new challenges we have to face.

“I believe that institutions such as the Cologne Philharmonic are the platforms to bring people together and enhance the entire community. I’m looking forward to all the great things we can achieve together.”