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The Richmond Symphony Appoints Valentina Peleggi As Music Director

David Fisk and Valentina Peleggi
Photo: Richmond Symphony

The Richmond Symphony has appointed Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi as their new Music Director, beginning with the 2020-21 season. She is the sixth Music Director in the orchestra's history, and the first woman in this leadership role.

Upon accepting her new position, Peleggi stated “I look forward to creating exciting new projects, sharing inspiring music with our community, and working with the Symphony’s staff and the orchestra’s innovative educational and choral programs. We will get through these challenging times as we focus on shaping and imagining the future together. I believe we will be a great team and I can't wait to call Richmond my new home.”

Executive Director David Fisk told me that the choice was unanimous from the search committee to the symphony musicians and board members. We had the opportunity to discuss this exciting news via Zoom. I hope you enjoy our chat!

Yours in good music,
Mike Goldberg
Classical Music Host, VPM Music