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Gianandrea Noseda is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. He is Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year.
His appointment as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007 ushered in a transformative stage matched with international acclaim for new productions, tours, recording, and film projects. With Noseda the Teatro Regio Torino has launched its international tours with performances in Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. In August 2014 he brought the Teatro Regio Torino to the Edinburgh Festival for its United Kingdom debut. The concert performance of William Tell was considered one of the Festival highlights and resulted in an immediate re-invitation. In December 2014 he also led the Regio in a historic first, and critically acclaimed, tour of North America with concert performances of William Tell in Chicago (Harris Theater), Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (University Musical Society).
Gianandrea Noseda is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Italy). He was at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic from 2002 to 2011. In 1997 he was appointed the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, a position he held for a decade.
He has close relationships with many leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra (that he conducts regularly at the Barbican Centre and on tour), the NHK Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala and the Wiener Symphoniker. He has a long standing relationship with The Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002 and has conducted many new productions, including the 2013 – 2014 season’s widely praised Prince Igor for which he and director Dmitri Tcherniakov fashioned a new version of the opera. Prince Igor is available as a DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.
Highlights of 2015 include his Berlin Philharmonic and Salzburg Festival debuts, as well as performances with the Israel Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Conducting the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino he has made his debut at the Aix-en Provence Easter Festival. His commitment to young musicians will continue with the European Union Youth Orchestra’s European Tour with Diana Damrau in August 2015 which includes a performance at the Edinburgh Festival.
Maestro Noseda is an exclusive Chandos artist with a legacy of nearly forty recordings, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received numerous awards. His Musica Italiana recording project which he initiated 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 (all for Deutsche Grammophon) and Diana Damrau (for Warner Classics).
Many of the productions he has led at the Teatro Regio Torino have been released on DVD such as Verdi’s I Vespri siciliani directed by Davide Livermore, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, Verdi’s Don Carlo directed by Hugo de Ana and Massenet’s Thaïs directed by Stefano Poda, which was recognized as one of the top twenty opera productions of the last twenty years by BBC Music Magazine
A native of Milan, Maestro Noseda is Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy.