Music Director of the Teatro Regio in Turin (TRT)
Conductor Laureate of the BBC Philharmonic
Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Principal Conductor of the Orquesta de Cadaqués
Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival
Gianandrea Noseda is among the most sought-after conductors of our time. Since becoming Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007 he has propelled it into the ranks of leading opera houses. Gianandrea is Chief Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Conductor Laureate of the BBC Philharmonic.
His career took off in 1997 when he was appointed the first foreign principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre. In 2002 he became Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, a post he held for nearly ten years. He now visits many of the world’s great orchestras, including regular engagements with the LSO. He makes his debut at the Aix en Provence Festival this Summer with the LSO, and he will also open the orchestra’s 2013/14 season at The Barbican in September.
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.
In addition to conducting numerous productions in Torino each season, Gianandrea Noseda’s work with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino includes major recording projects and international tours and residencies he instituted in Asia (Japan and China) and Europe, including an annual concert performance of an opera at Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. In May he took his Italian forces to perform the Verdi Requiem at the Dresden Music Festival and then to the Vienna Konzerthaus for the first time. Two of the new productions he led at the Teatro Regio Torino have been released on DVD: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov directed by Andrei Konchalovsky (Opus Arte DVD) and Massenet’s Thaïs directed by Stefano Poda (Arthaus DVD) which was recently cited as one of the top 20 opera productions of the last 20 years by BBC Music Magazine. He has also conducted his orchestra and chorus in two solo aria recording projects for Deutsche Grammophon celebrating Verdi’s 200th birthday, featuring Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon.
The current season has seen successful debuts in Europe at the Vienna State Opera as well as in the US with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has made return visits to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. He will also take the Teatro Regio Torino Chorus to Verbier for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem Mass.
Gianandrea Noseda’s privileged relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dates back to 2002. He has conducted five Verdi operas and garnered considerable attention most recently with the recent revival of Macbeth. He will return to the Met with two productions in the 2014 season including the much awaited new production of Prince Igor staged by Dmitry Tchernyakov.
An exclusive Chandos artist since 2002, Gianandrea Noseda’s discography includes over 35 recordings featuring among others Prokofiev, Karlowitz, Dvorak, Smetana, Shostakovich, Liszt’s Symphonic works, Rachmaninoff (the operas and the symphonies), Mahler and Bartok. He has recently started to champion both known and lesser-known Italian composers of the 20th century.
Gianandrea Noseda’s intense collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic continues with studio recordings, subscription concerts at the Bridgewater Hall and annual appearances at the Proms in London. His Live performances of Beethoven’s complete symphonies with them in 2005 is considered an important event in the evolution of classical music online, with over 1.4 million downloads from BBC Radio 3’s website.
Born in Milan, Gianandrea Noseda is one of the highest profile Italian cultural figures, and regularly speaks publicly about the need to continue investing in culture despite difficult economic conditions. In March 2012 he was able to communicate the message to a massive American TV audience when he was interviewed on the subject on CNBC’s iconic Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo at the New York Stock Exchange. He holds the Honor of “Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana”.