Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is equally at home in music of the classical, romantic and contemporary eras, introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire. He was music director of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal from 2006 until 2020. In September 2015, he took up the position of general music director of the Hamburg State Opera and Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. In September 2013 he became principal guest conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
Previous seasons highlights in Hamburg include the world première of Jörg Widmann’s oratorio ARCHE – composed for the inauguration of the Elbphilharmonie in January 2017. A milestone in Kent Nagano’s collaboration with the OSM was the inauguration of the orchestra’s new concert hall, La Maison symphonique, in September 2011. From 2000 to 2006 Kent Nagano was artistic director and chief conductor of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and he has been its honorary conductor ever since. Between 2006 and 2013 he was general music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.
As a much sought-after guest conductor, he has worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
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