Gianandrea Noseda

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Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda (born 23 April 1964) is an Italian conductor.

Noseda studied piano and composition in Milan. He began conducting studies at age 27.[1] He furthered his conducting studies with Donato Renzetti, Myung-Whun Chung and Valery Gergiev. His professional conducting debut was in 1994 with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.[1]

In 1994, Noseda won the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and became principal conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra in the same year. He became principal guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1997. He has also served as principal guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director of the Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore Festival in Italy. In 2001, he became artistic director of the Stresa Festival in Italy. In 2007, Noseda became Music Director of the Teatro Regio di Torino.[2] Noseda led the Teatro Regio di Torino on its first North American tour in December 2014.[3] In April 2018, Noseda submitted his resignation from the Teatro Regio music directorship.[4]

In December 2001, Noseda was named principal conductor of the BBC Philharmonic,[5] and assumed the post in September 2002. In July 2003, Noseda extended his contract with the orchestra to 2008.[6] He and the BBC Philharmonic participated in a 2005 BBC Radio 3 project which made live performances in Manchester of the nine symphonies of Beethoven[7][8] available for download.[9][10] In October 2006, Noseda extended his contract for another two years and his title was changed to Chief Conductor.[11] He concluded his BBC Philharmonic tenure after the 2010–2011 season and subsequently took the title of conductor laureate.[12] In February 2016, the London Symphony Orchestra announced the appointment of Noseda as its new co-principal guest conductor, effective with the 2016–2017 season.[13]

Outside of the UK, Noseda held the Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Chair with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, for a designated term of 4 seasons.[14] He has served as principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic since May 2011. In 2011, Noseda first guest-conducted the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO; Washington, D.C.), and returned in November 2015 for an additional guest engagement. In January 2016, the NSO appointed Noseda as its next music director, effective with the 2017–2018 season, with an initial contract of 4 seasons.[15] In September 2018, the NSO announced the extension of Noseda's contract through the 2024–2025 season.[16]

Noseda first conducted at the Zurich Opera in May 2017, in a production of Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel, and subsequently returned for a further guest engagement with Verdi's Macbeth. In July 2018, Zurich Opera announced the appointment of Noseda as its next Generalmusikdirektor, effective in 2021.[17]

Noseda has conducted several recordings with the BBC Philharmonic for the Chandos label, of Prokofiev,[18] Dallapiccola[19] (including the world premiere recording of Dallapiccola's Partita), Dvořák,[20] Liszt,[21] Karłowicz,[22] Casella, Shostakovich,[23] Rachmaninoff,[24] and Respighi.[25][26]

Noseda holds the honour of Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, for his contributions to the artistic life of Italy. He was the recipient of the 'Conductor of the Year' award from Musical America, for 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Druckenbrod (22 November 2007). "Music Preview: PSO embraced conductor Noseda even before Internet triumph". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  2. ^ Vivien Schweitzer (5 October 2006). "BBC Philharmonic Extends Gianandrea Noseda's Contract as Chief Conductor to 2010". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2 September 2007.
  3. ^ Anthony Tommasini (8 December 2014). "Heroic Onstage and Off: 'William Tell' and Players". New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. ^ Anne Midgette (26 April 2018). "Noseda resigns Torino post". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  5. ^ David Ward (20 December 2001). "Italian maestro to conduct BBC Philharmonic". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  6. ^ David Ward (23 July 2003). "BBC conductor signs up until 2008". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  7. ^ Tim Ashley (1 June 2005). "BBC Philharmonic/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  8. ^ Tim Ashley (22 June 2005). "BBCPO / Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  9. ^ David Ward (13 June 2005). "Beethoven joins iPod generation". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  10. ^ Charlotte Higgins (21 June 2005). "Beethoven (1.4m) beats Bono (20,000) in battle of the internet downloads". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  11. ^ David Ward (11 October 2006). "Noseda becomes chief conductor of BBC Philharmonic". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  12. ^ "Juanjo Mena set to succeed Gianandrea Noseda in 2011" (Press release). BBC Philharmonic. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  13. ^ "London Symphony Orchestra announces changes to its family of conductors from the 2016/17 season" (Press release). London Symphony Orchestra. 24 February 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ Andrew Druckenbrod (8 September 2010). "Noseda fills last spot in PSO conductor trio". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ Anne Midgette (4 January 2016). "National Symphony Orchestra names rising star Gianandrea Noseda as music director". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  16. ^ Anne Midgette (23 September 2018). "Noseda extends NSO contract; will stay through 2024-2025 season". The Washington Post. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  17. ^ Christian Wildhagen (2 July 2018). "Stühlerücken im Opernhaus Zürich: Luisi geht, Homoki bleibt, Noseda kommt". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  18. ^ Edward Greenfield (13 June 2003). "Prokofiev: The Stone Flower: BBC Philharmonic/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  19. ^ Andrew Clements (29 October 2004). "Dallapiccola: Tartiniana; Due Pezzi; Variations for Orchestra; Piccola Musica Notturna; Symphonic Fragment from Marsia, Ehnes/ BBC Philharmonic/Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  20. ^ Andrew Clements (1 July 2005). "Dvorak: Piano Concerto; Violin Concerto, Hayroudinoff/ Ehnes/ BBC Philharmonic/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  21. ^ Tim Ashley (7 October 2005). "Liszt: Ce qu'on Entend sur la Montagne; Tasso; Les Préludes; Orpheus BBC Philharmonic/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  22. ^ Tim Ashley (2 December 2005). "Karlowicz: Returning Waves; A Sorrowful Tale; Episode at a Masquerade, BBC Philharmonic/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  23. ^ Tim Ashley (10 February 2006). "Shostakovich: Suite on Words of Michelangelo; Six Romances, etc, Abdrazakov/ BBCPO/Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  24. ^ The Isle of the Dead; "Youth Symphony" 1891 in D minor; Symphony no. 1 in D minor. BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda. Recorded 20-31 January 2008.
  25. ^ Edward Greenfield (1 August 2003). "Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque, etc: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/ Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.
  26. ^ Tim Ashley (8 December 2006). "Respighi: Preludio, Corale e Fuga, Burlesca, Rossiniana etc, BBC Philharmonic/Noseda". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2007.

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Yan Pascal Tortelier
Chief Conductor, BBC Philharmonic
2002–2011
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Juanjo Mena
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Christoph Eschenbach
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2017–present
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