Matías Tarnopolsky has been appointed president and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, with an initial five-year term beginning in August. He succeeds Allison Vulgamore, who stepped down in December 2017. Tarnopolsky, 48, is currently executive and artistic director of Cal Performances at University of California Berkeley, where he created residencies with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and others; launched a multi-year collaboration with Southern California’s Ojai Music Festival; and implemented a new audience-development program. He previously served as vice president of artistic planning for the New York Philharmonic, senior director of artistic planning for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and as producer for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Tarnopolsky studied clarinet and conducting, and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music and musicology from the University of London, King’s College. He was born in Buenos Aires and raised in London.  He has served on the boards of the Curtis Institute of Music, New Music USA, and the Avery Fisher Artist Program.