on 26 and 28 September, it was towards Lyons that will turn the ears of the lovers of symphonic music. Not only because, with Wagner and Strauss, the auditors of the Auditorium will be immersed in an ocean orchestral exhilarating, a wonderful opportunity to test the dough, the sound of an orchestra and its ability to combine power and softness, luxury and pleasure. But mostly because it is the inaugural Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (in the meantime, we have the right to resume the call Znaider,…) as the musical director of the Orchestre national de Lyon (ONL).

On the Guarnerius of Fritz Kreisler, he had developed a sound of a nobility and of a radiation-rare, leaning against a musicality sovereign

When Gérard Collomb, mayor of Lyon, had announced, in December 2018, that Znaider was going to be a successor to Leonard Slatkin at the head of the ONL, it was not income. We knew, of course, but as a violinist. And not the most awkward. Born in 1975 in Copenhagen, he had established himself as one of the most beautiful bows of our time. On the Guarnerius of Fritz Kreisler, he had developed a tone of nobility and a radiation …

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