Lorenzo Viotti

29-year-old Swiss-French conductor Lorenzo Viotti has been appointed as Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and Dutch National Opera He will take over from the 2021-2022 season, as successor of Marc Albrecht, who is stepping down at the end of next season after a period of ten years.

The son of Marcello Viotti, Lorenzo took lessons in orchestral conducting from Georg Mark in Vienna and Nicolas Pasquet in Weimar. He has won several major conducting competitions, among them the Young Conductors Award at Salzburg Festival in 2015. In 2017, he was proclaimed Newcomer of the Year at the International Opera Awards. He is currently conducting Bizet’s Carmen at the Paris Opera. He is also Principal Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.

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