Andris Nelsons extends CBSO contract

16 August 2012, 15:42

Conductor Andris Nelsons has extended his contract with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to an annual rolling renewal from 2014/15.

Andris Nelsons, conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, has extended his contract until at least the 2014/15 season. The news was announced on Twitter, and comes just as the orchestra are returning from their summer break.

"We are delighted that #Andris Nelsons is extending his contract with @theCBSO, moving to an annual rolling renewal from 2014/15 onwards." read the tweet.

Latvian-born Nelsons, who took up the post of principal conductor in 2007, will move to an annual rolling renewal contract from 2014/15. Forthcoming engagements in the next few months include performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mahler's Resurrection and the beginning of another Beethoven symphony cycle.

Previously, Nelsons has held posts at the Latvian National Opera and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and has conducted the like of the Metropolitan Opera and the BBC Philharmonic.