Gianandrea Noseda, a native of Milan, is among the most sought after conductors of his generation. In May 2016 he was recognized as Conductor of the Year at the International Opera Awards.
Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino since 2007, his visionary leadership over the last decade has brought the opera house firmly into the realm of the leading international companies. He has tirelessly ushered in a new era of multimedia and ambitious global touring initiatives which have made the Teatro Regio Torino one of Italy’s most important cultural ambassadors. Maestro Noseda opens the 2016 – 17 season in October celebrating the 120th anniversary of the premiere of Puccini’s La bohème which took place at the Teatro Regio Torino in 1896. A major highlight of his 2015 – 16 season was a new production of La donna serpente by Alfredo Casella, a composer he has championed for many years both in concert and in recordings.
In January 2016 Maestro Noseda was appointed the eighth Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra which makes its home at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He begins his tenure as Music Director Designate during the 2016 – 17 season with performances in November 2016 and January 2017. His first season as Music Director will be 2017 – 18 season and will see him lead eight weeks of subscription concerts.
In 2016 Maestro Noseda was also appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and began his first season in the position by leading a sixteen concert and seven country tour, opening the LSO’s season in London with the Verdi Requiem and touring the orchestra to America for its annual Lincoln Center residency. This relationship dates back to 2008 and has included many performances at the Barbican Centre, along with touring and a residency at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2013. The War Requiem he conducted in 2011 in London and New York was praised internationally and subsequently released on LSO Live.
Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012, Maestro Noseda is also a regular guest of the Cleveland Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, NHK Symphony, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra and Wiener Symphoniker. He also continues to work with institutions where he has 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; and the Mariinsky Theatre which appointed him its first-ever foreign principal guest conductor in 1997, a position he held for a decade.
Notable recent engagements include his Munich Philharmonic debut in June 2016 and Royal Opera House debut with a new production of Il trovatore in July 2016. In May 2015 he made his Berlin Philharmonic debut followed by his Salzburg Festival debut leading performances of Il trovatore with the Vienna Philharmonic in the summer of 2015.
Maestro Noseda has a cherished relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002. In the 2016 – 17 season he conducts a new production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette which has its premiere at the New Year’s Eve Gala. Last season he led a critically acclaimed new production of Les Pêcheurs de Perles which also had its premiere at the New Year’s Eve Gala on December 31, 2015. His widely praised 2013 – 14 season interpretation of Prince Igor, for which he and director Dmitri Tcherniakov fashioned a new version, is available on DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.
An exclusive Chandos artist Maestro Noseda has a legacy of over fifty 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 and brought to light many masterpieces deserving of attention. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino he has also recorded opera albums with celebrated vocalists such as Anna Netrebko for Deutsche Grammophon and Diana Damrau for Warner Classics.
Maestro Noseda was Musical America’s Conductor of the Year in 2015 and is a Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.