Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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Nationality: Canadian
Born: 1975


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At the start of the 2008-2009 season, Yannick Nézet-Séguin succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the prestigious Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal since March 2000, he has dramatically raised the orchestra's standards and popularity, sharing with his musicians rigor and passion for music of many different styles as well. In May 2009, he received in London the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, in the Young ... Read more

At the start of the 2008-2009 season, Yannick Nézet-Séguin succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the prestigious Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal since March 2000, he has dramatically raised the orchestra's standards and popularity, sharing with his musicians rigor and passion for music of many different styles as well. In May 2009, he received in London the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, in the Young Artists category, highlighting his flair, originality, maturity and engagement, as a Principal Guest Conductor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A native of Montreal, his initial studies at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montreal were followed by master classes with renowned conductors, specifically with the great Italian maestro Carlo Maria Giulini. In September 2000, he received the Virginia-Parker Award, following which he was invited by all the large orchestras in Canada. He regularly conducts the Toronto Symphony, and has worked with the

National Centre of Arts Orchestra (Ottawa), Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Victoria Symphony, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor between 2003 and 2006.

Following his European debut in late 2004 with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, he swiftly established a fine reputation in Europe, appearing with a wide range of orchestras, among them City of Birmingham Symphony, Frankfurt and Flemish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Northern Sinfonia and received re-invitations across the board. He is now a regular guest conductor of many leading orchestras, such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre National de France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During 2008, he made acclaimed debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Forthcoming debuts include the Cleveland Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

His productions for L'Opéra de Montréal have included Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, Puccini's Turandot and La Bohéme. His most recent Canadian productions have been Gounod's Faust for Canadian Opera (2007), and Madama Butterfly in Montreal (2008).

In August 2008, he made an outstandingly successful Salzburg Festival debut conducting the Mozarteum Orchestra in Mozart's Mass in C Minor and a new production of Gounod's Roméo and Juliette with a cast led by Rolando Villazón and Nino Machaidze. In May 2009, he made his debut at the Netherlands Opera conducting Janacek's The Makropoulos Case; further productions are scheduled for 2009/2010 and 2011/2012.

Forthcoming debuts also include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala, in Milan and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his EMI Classics debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Ravel programme to be released in November 2009. He has already released the Beethoven and Korngold violin concertos performed by Renaud Capucon on Virgin Classics (October 2009) and his next project on EMI will be an opera transcriptions album with the internationally acclaimed flautist Emmanuel Pahud (March 2010).

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

At the start of the 2008-2009 season, Yannick Nézet-Séguin succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the prestigious Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal since March 2000, he has dramatically raised the orchestra's standards and popularity, sharing with his musicians rigor and passion for music of many different styles as well. In May 2009, he received in London the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, in the Young Artists category, highlighting his flair, originality, maturity and engagement, as a Principal Guest Conductor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A native of Montreal, his initial studies at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montreal were followed by master classes with renowned conductors, specifically with the great Italian maestro Carlo Maria Giulini. In September 2000, he received the Virginia-Parker Award, following which he was invited by all the large orchestras in Canada. He regularly conducts the Toronto Symphony, and has worked with the

National Centre of Arts Orchestra (Ottawa), Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Victoria Symphony, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor between 2003 and 2006.

Following his European debut in late 2004 with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, he swiftly established a fine reputation in Europe, appearing with a wide range of orchestras, among them City of Birmingham Symphony, Frankfurt and Flemish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Northern Sinfonia and received re-invitations across the board. He is now a regular guest conductor of many leading orchestras, such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre National de France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During 2008, he made acclaimed debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Forthcoming debuts include the Cleveland Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

His productions for L'Opéra de Montréal have included Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, Puccini's Turandot and La Bohéme. His most recent Canadian productions have been Gounod's Faust for Canadian Opera (2007), and Madama Butterfly in Montreal (2008).

In August 2008, he made an outstandingly successful Salzburg Festival debut conducting the Mozarteum Orchestra in Mozart's Mass in C Minor and a new production of Gounod's Roméo and Juliette with a cast led by Rolando Villazón and Nino Machaidze. In May 2009, he made his debut at the Netherlands Opera conducting Janacek's The Makropoulos Case; further productions are scheduled for 2009/2010 and 2011/2012.

Forthcoming debuts also include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala, in Milan and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his EMI Classics debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Ravel programme to be released in November 2009. He has already released the Beethoven and Korngold violin concertos performed by Renaud Capucon on Virgin Classics (October 2009) and his next project on EMI will be an opera transcriptions album with the internationally acclaimed flautist Emmanuel Pahud (March 2010).

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

At the start of the 2008-2009 season, Yannick Nézet-Séguin succeeded Valery Gergiev as Music Director of the prestigious Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and became Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal since March 2000, he has dramatically raised the orchestra's standards and popularity, sharing with his musicians rigor and passion for music of many different styles as well. In May 2009, he received in London the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award, in the Young Artists category, highlighting his flair, originality, maturity and engagement, as a Principal Guest Conductor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

A native of Montreal, his initial studies at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Montreal were followed by master classes with renowned conductors, specifically with the great Italian maestro Carlo Maria Giulini. In September 2000, he received the Virginia-Parker Award, following which he was invited by all the large orchestras in Canada. He regularly conducts the Toronto Symphony, and has worked with the

National Centre of Arts Orchestra (Ottawa), Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Victoria Symphony, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor between 2003 and 2006.

Following his European debut in late 2004 with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, he swiftly established a fine reputation in Europe, appearing with a wide range of orchestras, among them City of Birmingham Symphony, Frankfurt and Flemish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Symphony, Scottish Chamber and Northern Sinfonia and received re-invitations across the board. He is now a regular guest conductor of many leading orchestras, such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre National de France, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. During 2008, he made acclaimed debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Forthcoming debuts include the Cleveland Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra Sinfonica dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

His productions for L'Opéra de Montréal have included Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, Puccini's Turandot and La Bohéme. His most recent Canadian productions have been Gounod's Faust for Canadian Opera (2007), and Madama Butterfly in Montreal (2008).

In August 2008, he made an outstandingly successful Salzburg Festival debut conducting the Mozarteum Orchestra in Mozart's Mass in C Minor and a new production of Gounod's Roméo and Juliette with a cast led by Rolando Villazón and Nino Machaidze. In May 2009, he made his debut at the Netherlands Opera conducting Janacek's The Makropoulos Case; further productions are scheduled for 2009/2010 and 2011/2012.

Forthcoming debuts also include the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala, in Milan and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin makes his EMI Classics debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in an all-Ravel programme to be released in November 2009. He has already released the Beethoven and Korngold violin concertos performed by Renaud Capucon on Virgin Classics (October 2009) and his next project on EMI will be an opera transcriptions album with the internationally acclaimed flautist Emmanuel Pahud (March 2010).

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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