When conductor Daniel Harding lands in Rome to take over the function of music director at one of many world’s oldest music establishments, there’s a likelihood he might be piloting the airplane.
The 47-year-old British conductor has a second profession as an Air France pilot, incomes his non-public and industrial pilot licenses after age 40 to fulfill a lifelong “curiosity and fervour.”
“I discovered that flying and the totally different self-discipline, the totally different manner of working, helped me as a musician, a conductor and as an individual,’’ Harding advised The Related Press forward of the announcement Monday of his new put up on the The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra, beginning within the fall of 2024.
He takes over from Antonio Pappano, who’s leaving to turn into chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Harding had an unusually younger begin as a conductor, and can arrive on the Santa Cecilia orchestra — listed by BBC Music Journal as one of many prime 20 on the planet — after 18 years because the principal conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The gigs will overlap for one 12 months.