Raff Wilson – previously the Director of Artistic Planning at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – has been appointed by the Seattle Symphony as Vice President of Artistic Planning.
Raff Wilson. Photo © Monte Luke Photography
Wilson will join the orchestra as a senior member of the Seattle Symphony’s leadership team. He will lead and execute the symphony’s multi-year artistic strategies in collaboration with Music Director Thomas Dausgaard. In addition to overseeing all programming for the orchestra, Wilson will also be responsible for Benaroya Hall programming, which includes touring ensembles and artists.
“I look forward to working with Raff and Thomas in shaping the future of the Seattle Symphony,” said Seattle Symphony’s President & CEO Krishna Thiagarajan. “[Wilson] impressed everyone on the committee with his extensive repertoire knowledge and creativity. He is a wonderful addition to our team and to the Seattle cultural scene.” Likewise, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard is excited to work with Wilson again, following their previous collaborations in Hong Kong.
Wilson is very excited to undertake his new role in Seattle, saying “a great orchestra embodies its city, and the dynamism and unique energy of Seattle are reflected in the wonderful...