Lorenzo Viotti

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Lorenzo Viotti
Born (1990-03-15) 15 March 1990 (age 29)
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lorenzo Viotti (born 15 March 1990, Lausanne) is a Swiss conductor. He is the son of conductor Marcello Viotti.[1]


Viotti studied piano, voice and percussion in Lyon. In Vienna, he attended the conducting class of Georg Mark, and played as a percussionist with several orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic. He continued conducting studies at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar with Nicolás Pasquet, completing his studies in 2015.[2]

In 2012, Viotti was recipient of the first prize at the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition. In 2015, he won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards.[1] He won the conducting competition of the MDR Sinfonieorchester in 2016.[2] He was chosen "Newcomer of the Year" at the International Opera Award 2017.

In January 2017, Viotti first guest-conducted the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and returned in the same season for a second guest-conducting appearance. In October 2017, the Gulbenkian Orchestra announced the appointment of Viotti as its next music director, effective with the 2018-2019 season, with an initial contract of 3 seasons.[3] In February 2018, Viotti first guest-conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (NedPhO). In April 2019, the NedPhO announced the appointment of Viotti as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2021-2022 season.[4] With this appointment, Viotti is scheduled simultaneously to become chief conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and of Dutch National Opera[5].


  1. ^ a b "Lorenzo Viotti wins the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards". Gramophone. 2015-08-10. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  2. ^ a b "Viotti wird Chefdirigent des Gulbenkian-Orchesters". Musik Heute. 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo Viotti appointed Music Director of the Gulbenkian Orchestra" (Press release). Gulbenkian Orchestra. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Viotti nieuwe chef-dirigent bij het Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest en De Nationale Opera" (Press release). Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  5. ^ "Lorenzo Viotti Aangesteld Als Nieuwe Chef-Dirigent" (Press release). De Nationale Opera. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-28.

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