Pianist Julio Elizalde, co-artistic director of the Olympic Music Festival in Quilcene, has been named the festival’s artistic director, the OMF announced. Former artistic director Alan Iglitzin, who founded the festival, will remain with OMF as executive director.
“It is a profound honor to continue the vision that Alan Iglitzin has pursued for over three
decades. I hope that my efforts will serve as a testament to Alan’s inexhaustible energy and musical integrity,” Elizalde said in a news release. Elizalde, 30, began performing at the OMF in 2008 and has gradually assumed more programming duties.