Riccardo Chailly

conductor

Riccardo Chailly has been Music Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA since 2016. Born in 1953 in Milan, he studied at the Conservatories of Perugia, Rome, and Milan and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and began his career as an assistant to Claudio Abbado at La Scala in Milan. Chailly was appointed Music Director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1980, and in 1988 he took up the same position with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, which he helmed for sixteen years. From 2005 to the summer of 2016, Riccardo Chailly served as head of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He has been Music Director of La Scala in Milan since January 2015. Chailly regularly conducts such leading European orchestras as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris. In the United States, he has worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As an opera conductor – in addition to his performances at La Scala – he has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, Zurich Opera, the Bavarian and Vienna Staatsoper companies, Chicago Lyric Opera, and San Francisco Opera. Riccardo Chailly has received many prizes for his more than 150 CDs, including Gramophone’s Record of the Year Award for his account of the Brahms symphonies. In the fall of 2019, he will release an album of three Strauss tone poems with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA. Riccardo Chailly is a Grand’Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, a Cavaliere di Gran Croce, and a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. In 1996 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and he has been an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France since 2011.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 7 September 1988 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam in a program of works by Wagner, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky

July 2019

Sat 24. Aug | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Symphony Concert 6

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly

Thu 05. Sep | 18.20 | KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall

40min 6

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Riccardo Chailly

Sun 08. Sep | 18.30 | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Symphony Concert 21

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Riccardo Chailly

Mon 09. Sep | 20.00 | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

The Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in Hamburg

Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI | Riccardo Chailly

Sun 06. Oct | 20.00 | Mailand, Teatro alla Scala

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Milan

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly | Alexander Malofeev

Sat 12. Oct | 19.30 | Beijing, National Centre for Performing Arts

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Beijing

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly | Alexander Malofeev

Sun 13. Oct | 19.30 | Beijing, National Centre for Performing Arts

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Beijing

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly

Tue 15. Oct | 20.00 | Shanghai, Shanghai Symphony Hall

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shanghai

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly

Wed 16. Oct | 20.00 | Shanghai, Shanghai Symphony Hall

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shanghai

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly | Alexander Malofeev

Thu 17. Oct | 20.00 | Shanghai, Shanghai Symphony Hall

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shanghai

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly | Alexander Malofeev

Sat 19. Oct | 20.00 | Shenzhen, Shenzhen Cultural Center

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA in Shenzhen

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | Riccardo Chailly | Alexander Malofeev