Richmond Symphony executive director stepping down
David Fisk will take helm at Charlotte, N.C. symphony Aug. 31
David Fisk, the executive director of the Richmond Symphony since 2002, will be leaving this fall to become president and CEO of the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina.
Born in Great Britain, Fisk is a graduate of Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied piano accompaniment, harpsichord, composition and conducting. He will start his new position Aug. 31, the Charlotte Symphony announced Wednesday.
“It’s with mixed emotion that we share the news that our Executive Director David Fisk will be stepping down this fall after 18 years of fearless leadership,” the Richmond Symphony said in a tweet Wednesday.
Although the symphony has not performed to in-person audiences since March, its weekly summer series is streaming live this year, starting Thursday. This year’s theme is Beethoven, who celebrates his 250th birthday in 2020.