Friday, October 3, 2014

Concertgebouw taps Daniele Gatti

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam has tapped Daniele Gatti as its next chief conductor. He takes over from Mariss Jansons next year.

Gatti, who turns 53 next month, has been music director of the Orchestre National de France since 2008. He formerly was chief conductor of the Z├╝rich Opera (2009-12) and the Royal Philharmonic of London (1996-2009). In his native Italy, he has served as principal conductor of the Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

He will be the Concertgebouw’s seventh principal conductor. Appropriately, given the orchestra’s history, among Gatti’s first dates after the announcement of his appointment will be performances of Mahler – the Sixth Symphony in November and Third Symphony in January.