San Francisco Symphony Welcomes New Concertmaster
Alexander Barantschik served as concertmaster for London Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony is celebrating the appointment of its new concertmaster, Alexander Barantschik. Previously serving as concertmaster with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Barantschik will take his chair this fall. "For more than a decade it has been my great pleasure to make music with Sasha Barantschik," says conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. "I have found him to be an inspiring orchestra leader and a fantastic colleague, a musician who has truly distinguished himself in everything from the classic Romantic repertory to the most contemporary music."