Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
This concert will be broadcast live on 15 September at 19:00.
50% – Under 30 years old
15% – Over 65 years old
Principal Guest Conductor
In his third season as a chief conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorenzo Viotti presents five different concert programs at the Concertgebouw, featuring works by Brahms, Verdi, Ravel, Dvořák, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, and Schönberg. The orchestra is also planning a tour to Germany and Belgium. As a chief conductor of the Dutch National Opera (DNO), Lorenzo Viotti continues his collaboration with Barrie Kosky in the 2023/2024 season with a new production of Il trittico, completing the Puccini trilogy, which was preceded by successful performances of Turandot and Tosca. He will also conduct his first Wagner opera, Lohengrin, in Amsterdam.
As a guest conductor, Lorenzo Viotti will be involved in numerous concert projects in the upcoming season. He will collaborate with the Vienna Philharmonic for a tour across Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Monte Carlo. Additionally, he will conduct the Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in Japan.
At La Scala in Milan, there is a new production of Simone Boccanegra, directed by Daniele Abbado, on the schedule, and at the Zurich Opera House, Viotti will conduct the revival of his acclaimed production of Die Csárdásfürstin.
Lorenzo Viotti was born into a French-Italian musical family in Lausanne. He studied piano, singing, and percussion in Lyon and attended orchestral conducting courses with Professor Georg Mark in Vienna, where he also performed as a percussionist with various renowned orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic. He completed his conducting studies with Nicolas Pasquet at the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Weimar. Lorenzo Viotti has won several prestigious conducting competitions, including the Nestlé Young Conductors Award at the Salzburg Festival in 2015, the 11th International Conducting Competition of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and the conducting competition of the MDR Symphony Orchestra. He was the chief conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra. In 2017, he received the “Newcomer of the Year” award at the International Opera Awards in London.
Symphony No. 7 in E minor
*Birth centenary of György Ligeti
In his only concert with the Gulbenkian Orchestra this season, the former Principal Conductor Lorenzo Viotti gives continuity to the ambitious cycle that Gulbenkian Música dedicates to the interpretation of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. Taking advantage of the great complicity developed between the conductor and the orchestra (2018-2021), Viotti conducts Symphony No. 7, an assumed and mysterious journey through the night. An arc that progresses from sunset to dawn and which also reveals Mahler’s particular interest in nature-related themes.
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