Gabriel Feltz, the German music director of the Belgrade Philharmonic which has been below assault from the German visitor conductor Jun Maerkl, has requested us to publish his feedback on the furore.
Mr. Märkl’s remark(s) suprised me rather a lot and makes me very unhappy. He doesn`t know the orchestra in any respect and I`m certain he’ll remorse this. I don`t wish to remark the precise info which created this case beetwen my collegues in Belgrade and Mr. Märkl as a result of I wasn`t there at the moment. However I completely can`t consider that they did something of what Mr. Märkl described. This isn’t the way in which how we work in Belgrade.
My cooperation with Beogradska Filharmonija, the Belgrad Philharmonic Orchestra exist(s) now greater than ten years. Since September 2017 I`m very glad to work on this stunning metropolis as chief conductor. With none doubt I can defenitely say – this orchestra is a treasure!
All the time passionate, curious for the opinion of the conductor, extremely educated and on stage through the efficiency, like an actual dream group – with a tremendous will and spirit to present all the time the very easiest. I by no means met a visitor conductor wh(o) didn`t wish to be re-invited once more. Many soloists, singers, conductors, brokers and different folks made additionally plenty of very constructive feedback – additionally in regards to the administration and organisation – together with the workers there.
Gabriel Feltz, Dortmund 13.01.2020
Generalmusikdirektor der Stadt Dortmund
Chefdirigent der Dortmunder Philharmoniker
шеф-диригент Београдске Филхармоније
Chief-Conductor Belgrade Philharmonic