Rustioni, Daniele

Daniele Rustioni (born 1983) is an Italian conductor. He is currently the principal conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana and principal conductor of the Opéra national de Lyon.

Rustioni was born in Milan, and studied piano, organ, and composition at the Milan Conservatory. He sang in the boys choir of the Teatro alla Scala in his youth.[1] He studied cello for 3 years, and later piano and organ.[2]

Rustioni studied conducting under Gilberto Serembe at the Milan Conservatory and under Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music in London, his mentors included Gianandrea Noseda, who gave him the opportunity to make his debut as a conductor with the orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin in 2007. For 2008-2009, Rustioni was a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He then became an assistant conductor to Antonio Pappano at Covent Garden, and served in the post for 3 years.[3] Rustioni made his U.S. debut in July 2011 conducting Cherubini's Médée at the Glimmerglass Festival.

Rustioni became principal guest conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana in 2011. In June 2014, Rustioni became the orchestra's principal conductor. His contract with the Orchestra della Toscana has most recently been extended through 2020. In March 2015, the Opéra national de Lyon announced the appointment of Rustioni as its next principal conductor, beginning in September 2017.[4]

Rustioni is married to the Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego.[2] The couple have together recorded violin concertos of Paganini and Wolf-Ferrari for Deutsche Grammophon, where the recording of the Wolf-Ferrari violin concerto was taken from the UK premiere performance in Birmingham, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.[5] For Sony Classical, Rustioni has recorded music of Giorgio Federico Ghedini,[6] and an album of opera arias with Erwin Schrott.


  1. ^ "Sound Bites: Daniele Rustioni". Opera News. September 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Facing the music: conductor Daniele Rustioni". The Guardian. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Opéra de Lyon: un nouveau chef, Daniele Rustioni, en septembre 2017". Le Parisien. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  4. ^ Antonio Mafra (2017-06-10). "Kazushi Ono: sayônara maestro!". Le Progès. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  5. ^ Christopher Morley (2017-03-09). "When in Rome, CBSO, at Birmingham Symphony Hall". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  6. ^ Tim Ashley (December 2016). "Ghedini: Music for Orchestra". Gramophone. Retrieved 2018-05-06.