Gianandrea Noseda

Conductor

Portrait photo of the conductorGianandrea Noseda is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was named the National Symphony Orchestra’s seventh music director in January 2016, with a four-year term beginning in the fall of 2017 for the 2017–2018 season. He serves also as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino since 2007, ushering in a transformative era for the company matched with international acclaim for its productions, tours, recordings, and film projects. His visionary leadership and ambitious global touring initiatives over the last decade have brought the opera house firmly into the realm of the leading international companies on the global stage, where it has become one of Italy’s most important cultural ambassadors. Noseda took the Teatro Regio Torino on two major residencies over the summer 2017: two weeks at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2017 and one week in Muscat, Oman; the Edinburgh residency was among the longest by a visiting company in the Festival’s history.Mr Noseda also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Italy.

Highlights of Mr Noseda’s 2017/18 season include weeks with the Israel Philharmonic, the return to the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and an extensive tour of the Far East with the London Symphony Orchestra in addition to concerts in London. In May 2018 leads for the first time the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Mr Noseda works with the leading opera houses and orchestras in the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, La Scala, Munich Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Wiener Symphoniker and Zurich Opera. He made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2015 and at Salzburg Festival debut in 2015 leading the Vienna Philharmonic with performances of Il Trovatore and a gala celebrating Placido Domingo’s relationship with the Salzburg Festival.

Mr Noseda cherish the relationship with institutions where he previously held posts, including the BBC Philharmonic, which he led from 2002–2011, the Pittsburgh Symphony, where the Victor de Sabata Chair was created for him as principal guest conductor and the Mariinsky Theatre, which appointed him its first-ever foreign principal guest conductor in 1997, a position he held for a decade. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra between 2000 and 2003 and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI from 2003 to 2006.

Gianandrea Noseda has a strong relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002. In the 2016–2017 season, he conducted a new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which received its premiere at the New Year’s Eve Gala. He also led a critically acclaimed new production of Les pêcheurs de perles which premiere at the New Year’s Eve Gala in 2015:  the DVD release of this production has been recently nominated for the Grammy Award. His widely praised 2013–2014 season interpretation of Prince Igor, for which he and director Dmitri Tcherniakov fashioned a new version, is available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.

Mr Noseda’s intense recording activity counts more than 50 CDs, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received awards. His Musica Italiana project, which he initiated more than ten years ago, has chronicled underappreciated Italian repertoire of the 20th century and brought to light many masterpieces. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino he has also recorded opera albums with celebrated vocalists such as Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko, and Diana Damrau. The critics have received both recordings with the LSO for the label LSO featuring the War Requiem by Britten and the Messa di Requiem by Verdi with huge acclaim.

Mr Noseda is dedicated to the next generation of artists with his masterclasses and work with and touring of youth orchestras, including the European Union Youth Orchestra.

A native of Milan, Maestro Noseda is Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy. In 2015, he was honored as Musical America’s Conductor of the Year, and was named the 2016 International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year. In December 2016, he also conducted the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm.

(photo: Sussie Ahlburg)