(Credit: Benjamin Ealovega)
Edward Gardner has been named the Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has been signed to a five-year contract that will see him collaborate with the organization for at least 10 weeks per year. He will take on this position at the start of the 2021-22 season.
“I’m thrilled to have been appointed Principal Conductor of the LPO. I worked with the Orchestra early in my career and I was quite overwhelmed by the brilliance and virtuosity of the musicians,” Gardner stated in a press release. “Returning to the Orchestra recently I’ve felt a sense of pleasure and privilege working with this inspiring group of musicians and relished the passion and hunger the LPO brings to performance. I’m looking forward to our collaboration with huge anticipation and excitement.”
He first conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003 and most recently conducted the Orchestra both in London and on tour in the United States.