Sir Simon Rattle conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony for 18 years. After him, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons both held the position.
Now it’s Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s turn.
Gražinytė-Tyla is a Lithuanian conductor most recently appointed associate conductor for the Los Angeles Philharmonic through 2017. She made her debut with CBSO in July 2015, and returned for a second show in January 2016.
You can read the CBSO’s press release on its new music director here, and Andrew Clement’s thoughts on the appointment here.