BBC Philharmonic Extends Gianandrea Noseda's Contract as Chief Conductor to 2010

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The BBC Philharmonic has extended its contract with its principal conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, to 2010, reports Gramophone Online. His title will also be changed to chief conductor.

"The title change celebrates our continuing mutual commitment. My admiration for Gianandrea's full-blooded music making with the orchestra knows no bounds. His highly individual interpretations generate excitement all over the world," Richard Wigley, general manager at the BBC Philharmonic, told Gramophone.

Noseda has been principal conductor of the orchestra since 2002, when he succeeded Yan Pascal Tortelier. In 1997 he became the first foreign principal guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and between 1999 and 2003 he was principal guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. His tenure as principal conductor of the Teatro Regio in Turin begins in 2007.

Noseda was born in Milan, where he studied piano, composition and conducting. Since making his professional conducting debut in 1994, Noseda has appeared with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony and the Orchestre national de France.

During his tenure with the BBC Philharmonic he has produced nine CDs for Chandos and been praised for his performances in the UK and Europe.


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