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Yannick Nézet-Séguin


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Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin has recently extended his commitment to The Philadelphia Orchestra for a decade into the future, to the 2025-26 season, an extraordinary and significant long-term commitment. Additionally, he will become the third music director in the history of the Metropolitan Opera, beginning with the 2021-22 season, and from 2017-18 will be music director designate. This consolidates Nézet-Séguin’s professional activity around two of the world’s pre-eminent artistic organizations, concentrating and honing his musical future.

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Beyond the Baton

A Q&A with Yannick Nézet-Séguin from Playbill.

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"The Philadelphia Orchestra seems to have found its ideal music director."

-The New York Times


2015-16 Season Performances Conducted by Yannick

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"... it might be that no American orchestra sounds more alive. Mr Nézet-Séguin ... has his players hanging on his every move."

-The New York Times


Additonal Links

Launch Site - http://www.philorch.org/yns/
Personal Site - http://www.yannicknezetseguin.com/
Rotterdam Philharmonic - https://www.rotterdamsphilharmonisch.nl/
Orchestre Métropolitain - http://www.orchestremetropolitain.com/
Metropolitan Opera: http://metopera.org/ 

Press Clips

Financial Times
Philadelphia Orchestra-Nezet-Seguin, Carnegie Hall, New York - 1.20.13

New York Times
Foot-Stomping Night - 1.19.13
Maestro With the Turtle Tattoo - 1.13.13 

Philadelphia Inquirer
Bravos for New Maestro - 10.19.12 


Recent Orchestra Recording

Rachmaninov VariationsIn their second disc together on the Deutsche Grammophon label, Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra are joined by pianist Daniil Trifonov for Rachmaninioff's Varitations on a Theme of Paganini. Tachmaninoff himself gave the world premiere of this piece with the Philadelphians and Leopold Stokowski in 1934, and not long afterward those same forces made the premiere recording. Gramophone magazine named the disc "Recording of the Month" for September 2015.

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