Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda is considered among the most sought-after conductors of our time serving as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino, Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Laureate Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester. Since 2001 he has been Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival, one of the legendary Italian Music festivals. Gianandrea Noseda became the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in 1997 and has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Gianandrea Noseda holds the honour of “Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.

Born in Milan, Gianandrea Noseda regularly conducts many of the leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra in the US, the London Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris in Europe and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. His magnificent interpretation of the Britten’s War Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in London and New York in fall 2011 received unanimous acclaim from the critics in London and New York. Alex Ross of The New Yorker and Antony Tommasini of The New York Times both selected the performance at the Avery Fisher Hall as one of the most significant musical events of 2011.

As Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino, Gianandrea Noseda has conducted many opera productions including Salome directed by Robert Carsen, Massenet’s Thaïs (available on Arthaus DVD), La traviata directed by Laurent Pelly, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov directed by Andrei Konchalovsky (Opus Arte DVD), Fidelio and Tosca. In summer 2010 he led the Teatro Regio forces in their first-ever residency in Japan and China; in May 2011 he toured them in Spain and brought them back to  the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, where they have an annual performance and where they presented a critically acclaimed concert performance of Tosca in January 2012. Gianandrea Noseda’s privileged relationship with the Metropolitan Opera began in 2002 with Prokofiev’s War and Peace and has continued to this day with La forza del destino (2006), Un ballo in maschera (2007) and with new productions of Il trovatore (2009) and La traviata (2010). In June 2011 he conducted Lucia di Lammermoor on the Met’s Japan tour and returns to conduct Macbeth in March and April 2012.

Gianandrea Noseda’s intense collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic continues with studio recordings, subscription concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and the annual appearance at the Proms in London. His Live performances of Beethoven’s complete symphonies from Manchester with the BBC Philharmonic c in 2005 was up to that point one of the most successful classical music streaming events in history  with over 1.4 million downloads as part of BBC Radio 3’s The Beethoven Experience. 

An exclusive Chandos artist since 2002, Gianandrea Noseda’s discography includes Prokofiev, Karlowitz, Dvorak, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt’s Symphonic works, Rachmaninoff (the operas and the symphonies) Mahler and Bartok. He is championing both known and lesser-known Italian composers of the 20th century through an extensive survey of their music, which includes works by Respighi, Dallapiccola, Wolf-Ferrari (Diapason d’or in France) and Casella. He has also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Anna Netrebko’s debut album and the Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra for a Mozart album featuring Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Gianandrea Noseda is very involved with the next generation of musicians through his tireless work with youth orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal College of Music in London, the National Youth Orchestra of United Kingdom and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana. After the success of their 2010 tour, he will tour with the European Union Youth Orchestra again in August 2012.

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