Recognised as one of the leading conductors of his generation, Gianandrea Noseda was recently appointed as the LSO's Principal Guest Conductor and is the International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year 2016.
Speaking about his LSO appointment, Gianandrea Noseda said: 'It’s a privilege for me to become a part of one of the greatest orchestras in the world. I felt an immediate connection with the artists in the LSO during our first meeting in 2008. Together we have pursued the highest possible level of music-making which is the ultimate aim for any musician. Since then we have explored the widest possible repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem, Verdi’s Rigoletto, the world premiere of Sally Beamish’s Equal Voices and music by Beethoven, Berg, Mahler, Shostakovich and many others. I have always appreciated the versatility of the LSO artists which along with their integrity and commitment, both in rehearsal and concert, makes any performance a special and unique experience. I am thrilled that this appointment gives me many more opportunities to continue developing our relationship and to achieve even more remarkable results in the months and years ahead.'
Watch him conduct the Dies Irae from Verdi's powerful Requiem, coming soon on LSO Live.