Louis Langrée

Music Director, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Music Director, Mostly Mozart Festival (Lincoln Center, New York)

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Louis Langrée has been Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York since 2002 and of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Recent highlights with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have included a concert in New York and tours to Asia and Europe, the latter including appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms (London) and La Seine Musicale (Paris).

Guest conducting projects over the next two seasons include Louis’ debut with the Konzerthaus Berlin Orchestra and return engagements with the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Wiener Symphoniker and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées. With the Orchestre National de France he recently conducted Debussy’s opera and Schoenberg’s tone poem based on Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande. He will also return to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Wiener Staatsoper and Opéra Comique in Paris.

Louis’ collaborations have included the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Orchestre de Paris, Freiburg Baroque, Budapest Festival and NHK Symphony Orchestras. He has also conducted at La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Dresden Staatsoper.

He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège and was Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg. Louis was also Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon and Glyndebourne Touring Opera.

Louis’ recordings with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra feature Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (narrated by Dr Maya Angelou) and world premieres by Currier, Escaich, Lang, Muhly and Tian. He was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006 and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2014.


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Cincinnati SO

Louis Langrée is Music Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since September 2013.

Louis Langrée’s first commercial recording with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra features Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (narrated by Dr Maya Angelou) and world premieres by Nico Muhly and David Lang.

Their second recording features Concertos for Orchestra by Sebastian Currier, Thierry Escaich and Zhou Tian.

Announcement of 2017-18 season here.

Watch Louis discuss the Brahms Festival.

One City, One Symphony.
Free download of Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 and Mozart’s Davide Penitente

Lumenocity 2013 and 2014
Free download

Lumenocity, August 2015
Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony No.3 2nd Mvt
Mosolov: Iron Foundry