Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) since 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin became, in September 2018, the third Music Director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, adding this to his music directorship of The Philadelphia Orchestra where he has served since 2012. In 2016–17, he became a lifetime Honorary Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. After his ten-year tenure with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, he was named Honorary Conductor.
Nézet-Séguin has worked regularly with many leading European ensembles and has enjoyed many close collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk and Chamber Orchestra of Europe as well as with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he was Principal Guest Conductor from 2008 to 2014. His opera interpretations have been acclaimed in many of the world’s most famous houses, such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburg Festival, La Scala (Milan) and the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden, London) as well as in such renowned concert halls as the Musikverein (Vienna), the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Carnegie Hall (New York) where, as Perspective Artist, he’ll present a nine-concert series this year.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin records exclusively for the Deutsche Grammophon label while continuing his role in the collaborative partnership between ATMA Classique and the Orchestre Métropolitain. His honours include Artist of the Year by the prestigious magazine Musical America, Canada’s National Arts Centre Award (Ottawa) and the Prix Denise-Pelletier, awarded by the Quebec government.