Gianandrea Noseda is among the most sought-after conductors of our time and has been recently named “Musical America Best Conductor of the Year” for 2015. He has propelled the Teatro Regio Torino into the ranks of the leading operas houses in the world since becoming its music director in 2007. His leadership has transformed the Teatro Regio Torino into a global theatre and artistic ambassador for Italy during a challenging period for the country. Noseda regularly conducts many of the leading international orchestras and is also chief guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Conductor Laureate of the BBC Philharmonic. He was the first foreign principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre from 1997 to 2007.
Noseda’s work has altered the international profile of the Teatro Regio Torino and resulted in recording projects and international tours and residencies in Asia (Japan and China) and Europe, including annual residencies at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris and company debuts at the Dresden Music Festival and at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2013. In December 2014, he brings the company to North America for its continental debut with four concert performances of William Tell in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto and Carnegie Hall in New York. This has been preceded by the company’s debut at the Edinburgh International Festival with the same program in August 2014, which has been acclaimed by all critics as one of the most significant events of this year Festival.
As guest conductor, Noseda regularly conducts the most celebrated orchestras in the world, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra in the United States, the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, Wiener Symphoniker, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Europe and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan. During the 2014-2015 season, he makes his debuts with the Bavarian Opera Orchestra and with the Berlin Philharmonic. His special relationship with the LSO continued in summer 2013 when he made his debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with a new production of Rigoletto staged by Robert Carsen and is now a solid partnership which develops in several projects, including tour, world premieres and recordings.
Noseda’s privileged relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dates back to 2002. He has conducted five Verdi operas and garnered considerable attention the last season with a new production of Prince Igor—now available as DVD on Deusche Grammophon label—and a successful revival of Andrea Chénier. The first part of 2014 not only included the two productions at the Met but guest conducting weeks with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony as well as a seven-city tour with the Israel Philharmonic.
An exclusive Chandos artist since 2002, Noseda’s discography includes more than 35 recordings featuring among others Prokofiev, Karlowicz, Dvorak, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt’s Symphonic works, Rachmaninoff (the operas and the symphonies), Mahler and Bartok. He recently began to champion both known and lesser-known Italian composers of the 20th century such as Alfredo Casella, Luigi Dallapiccola, Alfredo Petrassi and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari through the project Musica Italiana unanimously acclaimed by the critics all over the world. For DG, he has recorded solo albums with the most celebrated singers of our time like Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and Ildebrando d’Arcangelo.
Born in Milan, Noseda is one of the highest profile Italian cultural figures. He is very involved with the next generation of musicians and regularly conducts youth orchestras such as the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, the Orchestra of the Guildhall School and the European Union Youth Orchestra. He is also artistic director of the Stresa Festival, one of Italy’s legendary music festivals. He holds the Honor of “Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.”