VIDEO: Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Becoming The Met Music Director
Watch below as the dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin speaks with Met General Manager Peter Gelb about taking the musical reigns of the Metropolitan Opera.
In 2012, Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin added the Music Directorship of The Philadelphia Orchestra to his roles as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (since 2008) and long-time Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal, where he has served since 2000. He also became an Honorary Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 2016/17.
In 2018, he completes his engagement with the Rotterdam Philharmonic for whom he'll stay Honorary Conductor, and becomes Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, remaining in post with the Orchestre Métroolitain of Montreal and The Philadelphia Orchestra, until at least summer 2026.
Yannick has worked with many leading European ensembles and enjoys close collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester and Chamber Orchestra of Europe; between 2008 and 2014 he was also Principal Guest Conductor of London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared three times at the BBC Proms and at many European festivals, among them Edinburgh, Lucerne, Salzburg and Grafenegg (Vienna). North American summer appearances include New York's Mostly Mozart Festival, Lanaudiere, Vail and Saratoga. With the Philadelphia Orchestra, he goes regulaly to Carnegie Hall. He also conducts master classes, notably at two of the most renowned institutions, the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia and the Julliard School of New York.