Stuttgart Philharmonic Announces Major Change

By Francisco Salazar

Dan Ettinger has announced he is stepping down from his role as chief conductor and general music director of the Stuttgart Philharmonic in the summer of 2024 for personal reasons.

In a statement, Ettinger said, “I am proud of the successes of all the years of joint work with the Stuttgart Philharmonic and of the many special concerts. Today the orchestra is artistically stronger than ever before and can look confidently into the future.”

Mayor Dr. Fabian Mayer added, “Dan Ettinger was a real stroke of luck for the Stuttgart Philharmonic. He has shaped the state capital’s orchestra into a first-class ensemble with artistic power, creativity, and an unconditional awareness of quality. We look back with great gratitude at his extremely successful work over the past eight and a half years in our cultural city. I wish him all the best for his career and hope to welcome him back to our orchestra as a guest conductor in the future. The coming season will now be particularly varied for the audience: with a wealth of different, well-known conductors in the second half of the anniversary year.”

Ettinger began his tenure with the orchestra during the  2015-16 season. He is currently the music director of the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and Israel Opera.