The Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, announced the appointment of Romanian conductor Ion Marin as professor and artistic director of the university’s concert activity, according to Romania-Insider.com.
The conducting chair that Ion Marin leads will be named after Claudio Abbado, one of the world’s greatest conductors. The chair’s title was chosen especially to honor the remarkable connection between Ion Marin and Claudio Abbado, as a symbol of the “fabulous friendship between the two great musicians,” according to a press release.
“With great emotion, I return to the Mozarteum University as a professor. I’m honored that the chair’s name was dedicated to my mentor Claudio Abbado,” Ion Marin said.
The first project that the renowned Romanian conductor will put into practice as artistic director of Mozarteum University’s concert activity will begin on January 27, 2021, at the Mozartwoche Festival and will be dedicated to the first Mozart symphonies.
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