Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda is the Music Director of Teatro Regio in Turin, the Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, the Principal Conductor of the Orquesta de Cadaqués and serves as Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (one of the historical Italian Music festivals). Gianandrea Noseda became the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1997 and has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic and of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. He has been recently appointed as “Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor Chair” by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Milan, Gianandrea Noseda has appeared all over the world with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Chicago Symphony and the Boston Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the DSO Berlin, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic.

Gianandrea Noseda has conducted several opera productions at the Teatro Regio, Turin including new productions of Salome directed by Robert Carsen, Massenet’s Thaïs (the DVD has been released by Arthaus), Chaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades and Verdi’s La traviata directed by Laurent Pelly and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov directed by Andrei Konchalovsky (the DVD will be released by DG). He has also begun an increasingly important international activity which led to a residence in Japan and China (for the Shanghai’s Expo) in July – August 2010 and will take them to the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in May 2011. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut, conducting Prokofiev’s War and Peace followed by La forza del destino (2006), Un ballo in maschera (2007) and Il trovatore (2009). Future projects include La traviata (2010), Lucia di Lammermoor (on tour in Japan in 2011) and Macbeth (2012).

Gianandrea Noseda’s intense collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic includes studio recordings, subscription concerts at the Bridgewater Hall, the annual appearance at the Proms in London and an extensive touring activity. Live performances of Beethoven’s complete symphonies from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Gianandrea Noseda in 2005 have attracted 1.4 million download requests in a BBC trial which was offered as part of Radio 3’s The Beethoven Experience.

Since 2002 Gianandrea Noseda is an exclusive artist of Chandos: his extensive discography includes Prokofiev, Karlowitz, Dvorak, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt’s Symphonic works, Rachmaninoff (the operas and the symphonies nr. 1 and 2) and Mahler. An extensive survey of the music of the Italian composers of the XX century has included Respighi, Dallapiccola, Wolf-Ferrari (Diapason d’or in France) and Casella. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic he has also recorded for DG Anna Netrebko’s first album.

Gianandrea Noseda is very sensitive to the help of the young generation of musicians through the collaboration with youth orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal College of Music in London, the National Youth Orchestra of United Kingdom, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana and the European Union Youth Orchestra.

The 2011 – 2012 season was a seminal one for Gianandrea Noseda and included celebrated performances of Britten’s War Requiem with the LSO and Chorus in London and New York. The New York Times selected the performance at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival as one of the top ten performances of 2011 while Alex Ross of The New Yorker wrote, “Noseda marshalled the finest War Requiem I have heard.” LSO Live subsequently released a recording in 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary of the War Requiem’s premiere. In June 2012 he made his highly anticipated debut at the Teatro alla Scala with a new production of Luisa Miller recognized as a triumph by the critics and public alike. He continued his work with young artists by leading a multi-city tour of the European Union Youth Orchestra with performances at the Stresa Festival in Italy (Gianandrea is Artistic Director), and at the Edinburgh International Festival, which was his debut there.

Gianandrea Noseda holds the honour of “Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.

Upper right picture : © Sussie Ahlburg. Central picture : © Sussie Ahlburg.

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Noseda conducts Tosca
Verbier Festival - Rolex and Culture
July 24, 2011, 5 p.m.
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Noseda: Verdi, Requiem
Verbier Festival - Rolex and Culture
Aug. 1, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
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