Québec conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his New York debut at Avery Fisher Hall on August 4-5 as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival.
To the delight of New York concertgoers, the 34-year old virtuoso conducted a program of works by Stravinsky, Mozart and Mendelssohn. Dubbing him a “whirlwind”, the New York Times went on to describe him as a “charismatic young lion” who has taken the classical music world by storm.
Mr. Nézet-Séguin, currently artistic director of Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, in addition to principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic, will also be appearing later this year at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where he will conduct a new production of the opera Carmen premiering on December 31.
Mostly Mozart Festival