Ludwigsburg contract extended
In July 2016, PIetari Inkinen extended his Chief Conductor contract with the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele to 2019
"Even after a year as Chief Conductor Pietari Inkinen has become a favourite of the crowd. The Finn walks onto the festival stage and the audience responds well. Now Inkinen has extended his contract until 2019, which will help to further develop this into an exceptional festival because almost all the concerts conducted or designed by Inkinen were sold out."