On the heels of his recent debut success with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, Québec maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the London Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he is the principal guest conductor, this February.
The concerts will be held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on February 10, 13 and 14. The program includes works by Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy and Fauré, and features renowned pianists Melvyn Tan and Ronald Brautigam and soprano Lisa Milne.
In May 2009, Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s involvement with the London Philharmonic Orchestra earned him the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Prize. Nézet-Séguin is also artistic director and principal conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
On January 21, the young Quebecer conducted the last of five performances of a new production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, in New York City. Nézet-Séguin has signed a contact with the Met for five new opera productions over a five-year period — a “first” for a debut conductor with the prestigious institution.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra