Gianandrea Noseda has developed a well-deserved reputation as a conductor who has mastered a wide range of both symphonic and stage music. He has conducted operas at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg and the Met in New York, as well as at other major operatic venues across the globe. He has led world-renowned orchestras in symphonic repertory, including the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Chamber OrchestraRead more of Europe, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. With the latter ensemble he has taken on major projects that include a complete live cycle of the nine Beethoven symphonies. Noseda has made numerous recordings for a variety of labels that include DG, Decca, Philips, and Chandos.
Noseda was born in Milan in 1964. He first studied piano, then later focused on composition and conducting. His teachers included Valery Gergiev, Myung-Whun Chung, and Donato Renzetti. In 1994 Noseda won two prestigious conducting competitions, the first in Douai, France, and the latter in Cadaques, Spain. His official debut followed shortly when he led the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. With this ensemble he made his first recording (1995), a disc of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez and other guitar works with soloist Emanuele Segre, for the Claves label.
In October 1997, upon the initiative of Gergiev, Noseda was made principal guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theater, the first foreigner to be given this honor. The following year he was appointed principal conductor of the Orquesta de Cadaqués. More important conducting posts followed: Noseda served as principal guest conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (1999-2003) and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Turin (2003-2006).
2002 was perhaps the most important year in the new century for Noseda: he made his debut at the Met conducting Prokofiev's War and Peace and in September was appointed principal conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Noseda returned to the Met in 2006 to lead acclaimed performances of Verdi's La forza del destino and in the following season to conduct Un ballo in maschera.
Noseda's most popular recordings include the best-selling 2003 solo debut CD of soprano arias by Anna Netrebko, with the Vienna Philharmonic, on DG. Most of his symphonic recordings have been made for the Chandos label and include a complete cycle of the Liszt symphonic poems (finished in 2007), with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Read less