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Fabio
Luisi

Conductor

Fabio Luisi studied piano at the Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini in Genoa and conducting with Milan Horvat at the conservatory in Graz. Currently, Luisi is general music director of the Zurich Opera House, principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and music director designate of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, starting in the 2020/2021 season.

As former chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony, he was honored with the orchestra’s Golden Bruckner Medal and Ring. Other previous appointments include general music director of Dresden Staatskapelle and Sächsische Staatsoper, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

As a guest conductor, Maestro Luisi led many renowned orchestras and opera companies worldwide, including The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. His extensive discography includes Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung on DVD, recorded live at the Met, which earned him a Grammy. A native of Genoa, Luisi was awarded the Grifo d’Oro for his contributions to the city’s cultural legacy.

Fabio Luisi made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in 2005. He returned a few times in Amsterdam, most recently in 2014, conducting works by Saint-Saëns, Lalo and Honegger. Due to covid-19, the 2020 Christmas Matinee did not materialise under Mr Luisi’s direction, in May 2021 conducted the orchestra in works by Mahler and the young Dutchman Van Veldhuizen.

Fabio Luisi studied piano at the Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini in Genoa and conducting with Milan Horvat at the conservatory in Graz. Currently, Luisi is general music director of the Zurich Opera House, principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and music director designate of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, starting in the 2020/2021 season.

As former chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony, he was honored with the orchestra’s Golden Bruckner Medal and Ring. Other previous appointments include general music director of Dresden Staatskapelle and Sächsische Staatsoper, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

As a guest conductor, Maestro Luisi led many renowned orchestras and opera companies worldwide, including The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. His extensive discography includes Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung on DVD, recorded live at the Met, which earned him a Grammy. A native of Genoa, Luisi was awarded the Grifo d’Oro for his contributions to the city’s cultural legacy.

Fabio Luisi made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in 2005. He returned a few times in Amsterdam, most recently in 2014, conducting works by Saint-Saëns, Lalo and Honegger. Due to covid-19, the 2020 Christmas Matinee did not materialise under Mr Luisi’s direction, in May 2021 conducted the orchestra in works by Mahler and the young Dutchman Van Veldhuizen.