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Fabio
Luisi

Fabio Luisi is Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, Conductor Emeritus of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa.

Established all over the world. Fabio Luisi conducts the most important orchestras, holds and has held positions of high prestige in Europe, North America and Asia, and boasts a vast and award-winning discography.

Fabio Luisi he is Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Danish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the NHK Orchestra in Tokyo, Conductor Emeritus of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Teatro Carlo Felice in his hometown of Genoa. He is also Music Director of the Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca.


In addition to his symphonic activity with the various orchestras with which he has a privileged relationship, in the 2022/23 season Fabio Luisi will conduct a new production of Vespri Siciliani at the Teatro alla Scala, and will continue the recording of Carl Nielsen's symphonies with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. In 2024, he will present the complete cycle of Wagner's Tetralogy in concert form with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a feat never accomplished by any US orchestra.
 


Fabio Luisi conducts the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including Philadelphia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Berliner Philharmoniker, just to name a few.
 


Former principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi was awarded the Gold Medal and the Golden Ring dedicated to Bruckner. His previous engagements include Music Director of the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Sächsische Staatsoper, Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera New York, Artistic Director of the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Leipzig, Music Director of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, Principal Conductor of the Tonkünstler-Orchester of Vienna and Artistic Director of the Graz Symphony Orchestra.
 


Luisi was awarded a Grammy Award for conducting the last two operas of the Ring of the Nibelung, and the DVD of the same cycle, recorded live at the Metropolitan and released by Deutsche Grammophon, was nominated for best operatic recording in 2012. The His extensive discography includes operas by Verdi, Salieri and Bellini, symphonies by Honegger, Respighi and Liszt, music by Franz Schmidt and Richard Strauss, and his award-winning interpretation of Bruckner's Ninth Symphony. In 2015 Philharmonia Zürich launched its own record label Philharmonia Records with Luisi's interpretations of Berlioz, Wagner and Verdi, to which was recently added the rare performance of the original version of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony.
 


Born in Genoa in 1959, Fabio Luisi began his piano studies at the age of four and graduated from the “Niccolò Paganini” Conservatory in 1978. He later studied conducting with Milan Horvat at the Graz Conservatory.
 


Appointed Knight of the Italian Republic and Commander of the Star of Italy for the role played in promoting Italian culture abroad, in 2014 Fabio Luisi was awarded the Grifo d'Oro, the highest honor bestowed by the city of Genoa, for the its contribution to the city's cultural heritage.
 


He composed the St. Bonaventure Mass, which had its world premiere at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York, followed by that in New York City for the MetLiveArts series.
 


When he's not busy on the podium, Fabio Luisi is a passionate perfume creator.


 
(Fabio Luisi, photocredit above ©Monika Rittershaus, below ©Vito Lorusso)

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