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  Louis Langrée, Music Director Designate  

Named Music Director of the world-renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra starting in the 2013-14 season, Louis Langrée is an internationally acclaimed conductor with a dynamic presence on the podium. The French conductor is Music Director  of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, a position he has held since 2002, and Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg.
Highlights of the 2012/13 season include Louis Langrée’s debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus and NHK Symphony in Tokyo, as well as re-invitations to the Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras. He will also continue his long term relationships with the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Dialogues des Carmélites) and with the Wiener Staatsoper (Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro).
Louis will conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in two programmes this season.  He will also conduct the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg and the Musikverein in Vienna.  Previous appearances with them have included Munich, Budapest, Aix-en-Provence and Paris.
Last season, Louis Langrée conducted three productions at the Wiener Staatsoper (Eugene Onegin,  Le Nozze di Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito) and two at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (La Bohème and Don Giovanni).  His many orchestral engagements included re-invitations to the symphony orchestras in Detroit, St Louis and Baltimore and also to the Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Louis Langrée has conducted the Wiener Philharmoniker in concert in both Vienna and Salzburg. He has also worked with many other orchestras in North America, Europe and further afield, including London Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Sao Paulo and Tokyo Philharmonic. He regularly conducts period instrument orchestras such as the Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Le Concert d’Astrée. Festival appearances have included Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche, BBC Proms, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège (2001-06). 
Louis Langrée was Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-2000) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003). He has also conducted at La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra-Bastille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dresden Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
Louis Langrée’s discography includes recordings for Virgin Classics, Universal and Naïve.  Many of these have won awards including Diapason d’Or, Gramophone and Midem Classical.  His most recent release is a DVD of La Traviata recorded at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with the London Symphony Orchestra for Virgin Classics, which has been awarded a Diapason D'Or. In 2006 he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

August 2012

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