Noseda, Gianandrea

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda (born 23 April 1964) is an Italian conductor. He has held the position of Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino since 2007. In the 2017/2018, Noseda will become Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He was made a Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Republicca Italiana in recognition of his contributions to Italian culture.[1] He was named the 2016 International Opera Awards Conductor of the Years and Musical America's Conductor of the Year 2015. [2]


A native of Milan, Noseda studied piano, composition and conducting at the Milan Conservatory. He furthered his conducting studies with Donato Renzetti, Myung-Whun Chung and Valery Gergiev.


In 1994, Noseda won the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and became principal conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra in 1998. He became the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1997, a position he held until 2007. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Since 2001, he has been Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Settimane Musicale di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore) in Italy. In 2007, Noseda became Music Director of the Teatro Regio di Torino.[3]

In December 2001, Noseda was named Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic,[4] and assumed the post in September 2002. In July 2003, Noseda extended his contract with the orchestra to 2008.[5] 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[6][7] available for download.[8][9] In October 2006, Noseda extended his contract for another two years and his title was changed to Chief Conductor.[10] He concluded his BBC Philharmonic tenure after the 2010-2011 season and now has the title of conductor laureate.[11] Gianandrea Noseda has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic since May 2011 and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra since September 2016.

Noseda regularly conducts the world's leading orchestras, including the NHK Symphony in Japan, Pittsburgh Symphony, where he was named Victor De Sabata Guest Conductor, [12]Cleveland Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, and Wiener Symphoniker. [13]

In May 2015, Noseda made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic. That summer, he also made his debut at the Salzburg Festival conducting Verdi's Il trovatore with Anna Netrebko as Leonora. [14]

Noseda made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera conducting Prokofiev's War and Peace in March 2002. Since then, he has conducted productions of Verdi's La forza del destino, Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore, and Macbeth, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, and Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier. In February 2014, he led the first performances of Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor at the Metropolitan Opera in nearly a century. In recent seasons, he has conducted new productions of Bizet's Les Pêcheurs de Perles (2016) and Gounod's Roméo et Juliette (2017), both of which were broadcast live as part of the Met's Live in HD telecast series.

Maestro Noseda's 2016/2017 season included a European and North American tour with the London Symphony Orchestra, Puccini's La bohème to open the season at the Teatro Regio Torino in October 2016, appearances with Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Nobel Prize Concert), the National Symphony Orchestra, on tour in Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" with the Teatro Regio Torino. He conducts performances of both Verdi's Macbeth and a new production of Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel in repertory at the Zurich Opernhaus from April through June 2017. Summer 2017 includes return engagements with The Mariinsky Orchestra for the Stars of the White Nights Festival, the Verbier Festival, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival, and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. [15]

Teatro Regio Torino

Since becoming Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007, Noseda has raised the company's international profile with new productions, new repertoire, international tours, and multiple recordings on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray. [16] In 2014, Noseda led the company on a four-city North American tour with performances of Rossini's Guglielmo Tell in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall. [17] The tour marked the company's first North American performances.

National Symphony Orchestra

In January 2016, Noseda was appointed music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.[18] The appointment will take effect in the 2017-18 season. In February 2016, he was also appointed one of the two "principal guest conductors" of the London Symphony Orchestra ; that appointment will begin a year before the NSO post, in the 2016-17 season, and he plans to serve in both positions simultaneously.[19]

Noseda will open the National Symphony Orchestra's 2017/2018 in September 2017 with an Opening Night Gala featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein and guest stars Yo-Yo Ma and Cynthia Erivo. During the 2017/2018 season, he will lead the orchestra in 10 concert programs featuring the works of Beethoven, Respighi, Chausson, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Britten, Prokofiev, among others. He will also conduct performances of John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary and Verdi's Requiem. [20]


Maestro Noseda's discography includes over 50 recording projects, as well as live performances at the Teatro Regio Torino, Metropolitan Opera, and the Barbican Center released on DVD and Blu-Ray. His Musica Italiana project, initiated over a decade again, endeavors to record symphonic works by lesser-known Italian composers of the 20th century, such as Casella, Casella, and Castiglioni, among others, as well as lesser-known works by well-known Italian composers like Puccini and Respighi. [21] An exclusive artist with Chandos since 2002, Noseda has recorded a wide-range of repertoire for the label with BBC Philharmonic and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio Torino. [22]



  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 "Resurrezione", Orchestra e Coro Teatro Regio Torino, Fonè (2015)
  • Alfredo Casella, Complete Symphonies, BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2016)
  • Alfredo Casella, Symphonic Fragments from 'Le Couvent sur l'eau', Op. 19, Elegia eroica, Op. 29, Symphony No. 1, Op. 5, BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2015)
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino, Fonè (2015)
  • Goffredo Petrassi, Coro di morti, Noche oscura, et al., BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2015)
  • Niccolo Castiglioni, La Buranella, et al., BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2014)
  • Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Helicon (2014)
  • Casella, Dallapiccola, Respighi, et al., "Musica Italia," Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, Chandos (2014)
  • Prokofiev, Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano, BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2014)
  • Mascagni, Orchestral Works, Filarmonica '900 del Teatro Regio Turino, Chandos (2013)
  • Petrassi, Magnificat, Salmo IX, Orchestra e Coro Teatro Regio Torino, Chandos (2013)
  • Casella, Italia, et al., BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2013)
  • Casella, Concert for Orchestra, A notte alta, et al., BBC Philharmonic, Chandos (2012)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Enrico Dindo, cello, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Chandos (2012)
  • Benjamin Britten, War Requiem, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, LSO Live (2011)

Vocal Recitals


  • Georges Bizet, Les pêcheurs des perles, Metropolitan Opera, Warner Classic (2017)
  • Charles Gounod, Faust, Orchestra e Coro Teatro Regio Torino, Unitel Classica (2016)
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Aida, Orchestra e Coro Teatro Regio Torino, Naxos in America, Inc. (2016)
  • Alfredo Casella, Enrico Dindo, cello, Filarmonica della Scala, Sony Classical (2015)
  • Verdi, Don Carlo, Orchestra e Coro Teatro Regio Torino, Opus Arte (2015)
  • Borodin, Prince Igor, Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Grammophon (2014)


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