Decisive French conductor joins Askonas

norman lebrecht

September 18, 2023

Daughter of two opera singers, the French conductor Ariane Matiakh knows her own mind.

When her first job as general music director in Halle, Germany, failed to please, she walked out in mid-season.

When her husband failed to come up to scratch, she posted one word on her social media: Separated.

Ariane, 43, today joined AskonasHolt for a career change.

Over the past week, Askonas have also signed Armernian soprano Lilit Davtyan, American tenor Eric Ferring, pianist Denis Kozhukhin and guitarist Plinio Fernandes.

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