Happy Birthday, Yannick Nézet-Séguin!
The Canadian conductor turns 48 today!
Born in Montreal, Yannick Nézet-Séguin studied at Montreal's Conservatory of Music, learning piano, composition, chamber music, and conducting with Carlo Maria Giulini. He was also a student at Westminster Choir College, where he studied choral conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt.
From 2008 to 2018, Nézet-Séguin was the Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, as well as Principal Guest Conductor at the London Philharmonic Orchestra between 2008 and 2014.
Presently, he serves as the music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also led Canada’s Orchestre Métropolitain as artistic director and principal conductor since 2000.
He regularly partners with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
In 2012 Nézet-Séguin was made a Companion of the Order of Canada for his services to music. He also holds honorary doctorates from the Université du Québec à Montréal and from McGill University.
In 2022, Nézet-Séguin received the GRAMMY award for Best Orchestral Performance for a disc focusing on the works of Florence Price.
28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other
02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions
07jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Fairy's Kiss8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
03julAll Day09Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Melbourne Recital Center, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaEvent Type :competitions
07julAll Day15The Malher Competition(All Day) Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg Mußstraße 1 96047 Bamberg GERMANYEvent Type :competitions