New York Philharmonic’s CEO & President to Step Down, Announces New Leadership

By David Salazar

Days after announcing that it would be restoring its musicians’ salaries to their pre-pandemic rates, the New York Philharmonic has announced that CEO and President Deborah Borda would be stepping down next year.

Per The Associated Press, she will be succeeded by Gary Ginstling who will start the transition process on Nov. 1, 2022, working alongside Borda until June 30, 2023 when he will officially become the new CEO and President of the orchestra. The two will work together to find a new music director for the organization with Jaap van Zweden set to depart following the end of the 2023-24 season.

Ginstling is currently leading the National Symphony Orchestra and has held positions with such organizations as the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

She will remain as an Executive Advisor to the President and Board of Directors. She has held major management positions with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.