Peter Ruzicka appointed Intendant and Managing Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival as of 1 July 2015
On 24 October 2014, the general assembly of the Salzburg Easter Festival appointed Peter Ruzicka as the new Intendant and Managing Director of the Salzburg Easter Festival as of 1 July 2015.
The renowned artistic manager, composer, conductor and lawyer has had a long international career, including a period as Intendant of the Salzburg Festival from 2001 to 2006 and as Artistic Director of the Munich Biennale from 1996 onwards. The current Managing Director, Bernd Gaubinger, has kindly agreed to continue working until 31 December 2015 in order to ensure a smooth transition.
On the occasion of this appointment Christian Thielemann said that "Peter Ruzicka is an exceptional choice. I admire him not just as an extraordinary artist but also as a wise advisor. But I would here also like to thank Peter Alward, who in recent years has had to steer the Easter Festival through what have at times been stormy waters. He has achieved this brilliantly".