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13.12.2016 | fondazione zegna

Gianandrea Noseda at the Nobel Evening

The Music Director at Teatro Regio di Torino conducted the Gala Concert for the 2016 Nobel Prizes in Stockholm

Riccardo Muti, Franz Wälser-Möst, Andriss Nelsons... and now Gianandrea Noseda too. It was the Music Director at Teatro Regio di Torino (Royal Theater, Turin) - also Art Director of the Stresa Festival and “friend” of Fondazione Zegna – who conducted this year’s Nobel Prize Gala Concert, an event which celebrates the Nobel Prize winners every year on 8 December, in Stockholm.

Noseda led Stockholm’s Royal Philharmonic in a program featuring Dutch violinist Janine Jansen playing Brahms’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

“I’m really happy to be paying a musical tribute to people who have devoted their working lives in various fields of knowledge to making the world a better place for us,” explained Noseda. “By performing the masterpieces that the great composers have left us we musicians build ideal bridges so that different peoples can communicate in a shared language of dialogue and mutual understanding.”

This is just one of many accolades that have been showered on the great conductor who has for years been working with Fondazione Zegna on “Zegna & Music”, a project that promotes the values of this art in Italy and abroad. This has been an exceptional year for Noseda, who has won two major awards in 2016 - the International Opera Awards Conductor of the Year 2016 and the Musical America’s Conductor of the Year 2015 – as well as being appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (2016/17) and Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. (2017/18).

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