Principal flutist Mathieu Dufour resigns from CSO

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has an opening.

Principal flutist Mathieu Dufour has resigned his position, effective Nov. 4, 2014. He leaves Chicago to take a position at the Berlin Philharmonic, also as principal flutist, beginning next year.


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He started with the CSO in 1999, appointed by then-music director Daniel Barenboim, performing many times as a soloist. Most recently, Dufour performed as a soloist for the world premiere performances of Guillaume Connesson’s Flute Concerto, which was commissioned by the CSO.

Vanessa Moss, Vice President for Orchestra and Building Operations of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, said in an emailed statement, “In the 15 years he has been with the CSO, Mathieu Dufour has made an extraordinary contribution to the artistry and musicianship of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We wish him a long and successful career with the Berlin Philharmonic.”

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