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Louis Langrée

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra | Music Director | Louise Dieterle Nippert & Louis Nippert Chair



Louis Langrée

The French conductor Louis Langrée has been Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York since 2002 and of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Recent highlights with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have included a performance in New York as part of the fiftieth anniversary season of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, and  tours to Asia and Europe, the latter including appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms (London) and La Seine Musicale (Paris).

Guest conducting projects over the next two seasons include Louis' debut with Konzerthaus Berlin Orchestra and return engagements with the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Wiener Symphoniker and Orchestre des Champs- Elysées. With the Orchestre National de France he recently conducted Debussy’s opera and Schoenberg’s tone poem based on Maeterlinck's Pelléas et Mélisande. He will also return to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Wiener Staatsoper and Opéra Comique in Paris.

Louis Langrée has conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestras.  He has worked with many other orchestras around the world including the London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Budapest Festival, Sao Paulo and NHK Symphony Orchestras; Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Freiburger Barockorchester and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Festival appearances have included Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche and Whitsun, BBC Proms and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also conducted at La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra-Bastille, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dresden Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.

He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (2001-06), and was Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg (2011-2016). Louis was also Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-200) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003)

Louis Langrée’s recordings have received several awards from Gramophone and Midem Classical. He was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014.