Gianandrea Noseda is one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, equally recognized for his artistry in both the concert hall and opera house. The 2022 – 2023 season marks his sixth as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra. In June 2022, his contract was extended through the 2026/27 season.

Noseda’s artistic leadership has inspired the National Symphony Orchestra and reinvigorated it both in at home at the Kennedy Center and beyond via streams, recordings and on tour to New York where in 2019 it earned rave reviews both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The artistic partnership between Noseda and the NSO continues to flourish with the NSO recording label distributed by LSO Live for which Noseda also records as principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. The first recording on the label was released in 2020 featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No 9 and Copland’s Billy the Kid. The label’s next releases over the course of 2022 and 2023 will include D.C. native George Walker’s Five Sinfonias and a Beethoven Cycle.

In September 2021, Noseda began his tenure as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera House where the centerpiece of his tenure in Zurich is a new Ring Cycle. His initial contract was through the 2024/25 season. In October 2022, his contract was extended through the 2027/28 season.
Noseda has conducted the most important orchestras and at the leading opera houses and festivals including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival, La Scala, Munich Philharmonic, Met Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Opera House (UK), Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna State Opera, and Vienna Symphony.
From 2007 until 2018, Noseda served as Music Director of Italy’s Teatro Regio Torino where he ushered in a transformative era for the company matched with international acclaim for its productions, tours, recordings, and film projects. His leadership resulted in a golden era for this opera house.
Other institutions where Noseda has had significant roles include the BBC Philharmonic which he led from 2002–2011; Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011–2020; the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where the Victor de Sabata Chair was created for him as principal guest conductor from 2010–2014; and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, which appointed him its first-ever foreign principal guest conductor in 1997, a position he held for a decade. He served as Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival from 2000–2020. He was also Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic from 1999 to 2003; Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI from 2003 to 2006; and Principal Conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra from 1994 to 2020.
Nurturing the next generation of artists is important to Noseda, as evidenced by his ongoing work in masterclasses and tours with youth orchestras, including the European Union Youth Orchestra which he again took on tour in summer 2022. In 2019 he became Music Director of the Tsinandali Festival and Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra in the village of Tsinandali, Georgia.

Noseda’s intense recording activity counts more than 70 CDs on Chandos, Deutsche Grammophon, and other labels, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received awards. He has made numerous recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and is in the midst of a multi-year project to record the complete Shostakovich Symphonies with the LSO for LSO Live. He has championed the works of neglected Italian composers through his Musica Italiana recordings for Chandos which have been celebrated for their artistic contributions.
Gianandrea Noseda’s cherished relationship with the Metropolitan Opera dates back to 2002. At the Met he has conducted 13 operas and nearly 100 performances mainly of new productions. Many of his critically acclaimed performances have been broadcast on radio, Met Live in HD, and released as DVDs.
A native of Milan, Noseda is Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy. He has been honored as Musical America’s Conductor of the Year (2015) and International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year (2016). In December 2016, he was privileged to conduct the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm.

Updated October 2022