Cancellation: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

24 Feb 2020

Yannick Nézet-Séguin cancels concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Berlin on 27, 28 and 29 February and in Baden-Baden on 14 April 2020. Lorenzo Viotti has agreed to step in to conduct the concerts. He makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in these concerts. The concert programme with Mahler’s Third Symphony and the other participants remain unchanged. Born in Switzerland, he is currently chief conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon and chief conductor designate of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.

Lorenzo Viotti, born to a Franco-Italian musical family, is the winner of numerous competitions, including the 2015 Young Conductors Award of the Salzburg Festival and the conducting competition of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted numerous international orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Gewandhaus-Orchester Leipzig, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France in Paris. Lorenzo Viotti also makes guest appearances at the opera houses in Frankfurt, Zurich, Hamburg, Tokyo and Paris.

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Lorenzo Viotti
(Photo: Antoine Saito)