The French conductor Louis Langrée is Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg and Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York. During his second season with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra he will conduct gala concerts with both Lang Lang and Yo Yo Ma and lead the orchestra in world premiere performances by Caroline Shaw, Daniel Bjarnason and André Previn. His collaboration with the Camerata Salzburg will include concerts in Cologne, Salzburg, Vienna and on tour to South America. During the 2014/15 season Louis will also return to the Orchestre de Paris and continue his regular appearances with the Wiener Staatsoper (Eugene Onegin) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Carmen).
Performances in the 2013/14 season included Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opéra Comique in Paris and debuts at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Don Giovanni) and with the Wiener Symphoniker at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. Other recent debuts have included the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leipzig Gewandhaus and NHK Symphony in Tokyo, as well as re-invitations to the Budapest Festival and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras.
Louis Langrée has conducted the Wiener Philharmoniker in concert in both Vienna and Salzburg. He has worked with many other orchestras in North America, Europe and further afield, including the London Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Sao Paulo and Tokyo Philharmonic. He also regularly conducts chamber orchestras including the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Academy of St Martin in the Fields and period instrument ensembles: the Freiburger Barockorchester, Orchestra of the Age of Enligtenment and Le Concert d’Astrée. Festival appearances have included Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche, BBC Proms, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (2001-06).
Louis Langrée was Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-2000) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003). He has also conducted at La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra-Bastille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dresden Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre in Geneva and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
This season Louis Langrée's first commercial recording with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be released, featuring Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (narrated by Dr Maya Angelou) and world premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang. Louis Langrée’s recordings have received several awards from Gramophone and Midem Classical. La Traviata,recorded at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with the London Symphony Orchestra for Virgin Classics, was recently released on DVD and awarded a Diapason D'Or. Louis Langrée was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014.