The Staatskapelle Dresden Elects Daniele Gatti as Subsequent Chief Conductor

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The Italian conductor Daniele Gatti would be the subsequent Chief Conductor at Germany’s Staatskapelle Dresden after the orchestra voted unanimously in his favor. Gatti first labored with the group in February 2000, and since that point, has maintained a robust relationship with the orchestra; he’s set to conduct Mahler’s Ninth Symphony there in July 2022.

He succeeds the orchestra’s present Chief Conductor Christian Thielemann, whose contract involves an finish in July 2024. Thielemann, who has led the orchestra since 2012, was not supplied a contract extension.

Gatti was beforehand Chief Conductor of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, however was fired with quick impact in July of 2018 after two allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

“With the election of Daniele Gatti as the following chief conductor, we can’t solely proceed the extraordinarily profitable cooperation of the previous few years, but in addition win one of the famend conducting personalities of the current for the Staatskapelle Dresden,” mentioned a consultant of the Orchestra Board in an announcement.

“His delicate feeling for the particular sound of the Staatskapelle, his gripping musical visions, and final however not least his worldwide status have made him the orchestra’s most well-liked candidate.”

“With Daniele Gatti, the musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden have right this moment chosen an artist as their future chief conductor who, on account of his huge musical expertise and his pleasure in a various repertoire, units decisive accents in opera and on the live performance platform each in Dresden and on the worldwide stage,” mentioned Nora Schmid, the Creative Director of Semperoper.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to working with him, planning and growing collectively, as a result of we’ve been in an inspiring trade for a very long time.”