The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of German conductor Jun Märkl, 61, as its new Music Director. He will commence his tenure from the beginning of the 2021 season.
In November, Jun Märkl was named Artistic Advisor of the Taiwan Philharmonic. From 1991 to 1994 Märkl served as Music Director of the Saarländisches Staatstheater in Saarbrücken. His directorships include the Nationaltheater Mannheim (1994-2000), Orchestre National de Lyon (2005-11), MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig (2007-2012) and the Basque National Orchestra (2014-17). From the summer of 2021, Märkl will join the Residentie Orchestra as principal guest conductor.