On the proposal of the Board of Directors of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, chaired by Brigitte Lefèvre, Rima Abdul Malak, Minister of Culture and Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, have approved the appointment, Jörn Tews as General Director of the Paris Chamber Orchestra. He succeeded Nicolas Droin who joined the Théâtre national de l'Opéra-Comique.
After studying conducting, musicology and law, Jörn Tews joined a master in European Business at ESCP Paris and MDI Gurgaon in India. After training as an assistant conductor at the Hamburg Opera and in the production department of the Pleyel Hall, he joined Kajimoto Concerts Management, present in Paris, Beijing and Tokyo in 2010. Jörn Tews is in charge of the Projects and Tours Directorate, organizing nearly 50 tours involving the greatest international orchestras and artists. In 2017, he joined the Opéra national de Paris as administrator of the Opéra’s musical groups and choirs, bringing together nearly 300 permanent musicians and choristers.
The Board of Directors underlined the high quality of the project presented by Jörn Tews, supported by his know-how, his deep experience of orchestras and his great knowledge of the international musical world. These qualities will be decisive in the search for the new musical direction of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, replacing Lars Vogt, who recently disappeared. The project of a citizens' orchestra proposed by Jörn Tews is an integral part of the identity of the Paris Chamber Orchestra. The educational and cultural dimension will thus be strengthened, as well as its civic action and outreach work in Paris and Greater Paris.
The Minister of Culture, the Mayor of Paris, the President of the Board of Directors of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and its members thank Nicolas Droin for the 10 years spent at the head of this deeply transformed Orchestra, became both parity and one of the youngest in France.