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  • Daniele Rustioni

    conductor emeritus

    From Milan, he is among the most important conductors of his generation for both opera and symphonic repertoires. He was at the helm of the artistic direction of the ORT (the youngest ever artistic director of a concert orchestra institution), from 2020 to 2022, after having held first the position of principal guest conductor and then of principal conductor for the previous nine years. In 2023 he was appointed conductor emeritus of the Tuscany Orchestra for the work he had done and for the role he had played over the years in the development of this institution.
    Over the years he has built up a formidable career that has led him to play at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Munich Opera, the Paris Opéra, the Zurich Opernhaus, the Teatro alla Scala, the Fenice in Venice, and at the New York Metropolitan. As music director of the Opéra National de Lyon, he made his very successful debut in September 2019 in his new role of guest conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Dublin; in 2022 he was appointed principal guest conductor at the Bavarian State Opera House.
    He boasts a long discography; with the ORT from 2016 to 2019, he recorded three CDs for Sony Classical co-produced by the ORT Foundation which pay homage to the Italian historical twentieth century (Giorgio Federico Ghedini, Goffredo Petrassi, Alfredo Casella 2019). His latest release, again with the ORT, two records for the Dynamic label: one dedicated to the music of Antonìn Dvořák together with the cellist Enrico Dindo, and the other one brings together the two famous Concertos for piano and orchestra by Chopin, performed for the occasion by Pietro De Maria.

    March 2023

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