Gianandrea Noseda is one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, equally recognized for his artistry in the concert hall and opera house. He was named the National Symphony Orchestra’s seventh music director in January 2016, beginning his four-year term in the 2017–2018 season. In September 2018, his contract was extended for four more years through the 2024–2025 season.
In 2019, Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra, which makes its home at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., earned rave reviews for their first concerts together at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The 2019–2020 season saw their artistic partnership continue to flourish with the launch of a new recording label distributed by LSO Live for which Noseda also records as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Noseda also serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival in Italy, and Music Director of the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia. In 2021–2022 season, Noseda will become General Music Director of the Zurich Opera House, where he will lead his first Ring Cycle. From 2007 to 2018, Noseda served as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino, where his leadership and his initiatives propelled the company’s global reputation.
Noseda has worked with the world’s leading orchestras, opera houses and festivals including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philharmonia Zurich, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Opera House (London), Salzburg Festival, Tonhalle Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Noseda has an extensive discography of over 60 recordings for Chandos, Deutsche Grammophon, LSO Live, among others. He has championed the works of neglected Italian composers through his Musica Italiana recordings for Chandos. The most recent recording in this series – Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra – has been critically acclaimed and named Gramophone Magazine’s August 2020 Record of the Month.
Noseda is closely involved with the next generation of musicians through his work as Music Director of the Tsinandali Festival and Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra, as well as with other youth orchestras, including the European Union Youth Orchestra.
A native of Milan, Noseda is Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy. In 2015, he was Musical America’s Conductor of the Year, and was named the 2016 International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year.