Gianandrea Noseda, Principal Conductor
Gianandrea Noseda is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation. He is Musical America’s 2015 Conductor of the Year.
Gianandrea Noseda’s appointment as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007 ushered in a transformative era for the company matched with international acclaim for productions, tours, recording, and film projects. His initiatives have propelled the Teatro Regio Torino onto the global stage, where it has become one of Italy’s most important cultural exports. Under his leadership the Teatro Regio Torino has launched its first tours outside of Torino with performances in Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan and Russia. In August 2014 Gianandrea Noseda brought the Teatro Regio Torino to the Edinburgh Festival for its United Kingdom debut. The concert performance of William Tell was considered one of the Festival highlights and resulted in an immediate re-invitation. In December 2014 he also led the Teatro Regio Torino in a historic first, and critically acclaimed, tour of North America with concert performances of William Tell in Chicago (Harris Theater), Toronto (Roy Thomson Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall) and Ann Arbor, Michigan (University Musical Society).
Gianandrea Noseda is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the De Sabata Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Italy). He was at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic from 2002 to 2011. In 1997 he was appointed the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, a position he held for a decade.
Gianandrea Noseda has close relationships with many leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra (that he conducts regularly at the Barbican Centre and on tour), the NHK Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Teatro alla Scala and the Wiener Symphoniker. He has a long standing relationship with The Metropolitan Opera dating back to 2002 and has conducted many new productions, including the 2013 – 2014 season’s widely praised Prince Igor for which he and director Dmitri Tcherniakov fashioned a new version of the opera. Prince Igor is available as a DVD from Deutsche Grammophon.
Highlights of 2015 include his Berlin Philharmonic and Salzburg Festival debuts, as well as performances with the Israel Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Conducting the Filarmonica Teatro Regio Torino he will make his debut at the Aix-en Provence Easter Festival. His commitment to young musicians will continue with the European Union Youth Orchestra’s European Tour with Diana Damrau in August 2015 which includes a performance at the Edinburgh Festival.
Maestro Noseda is an exclusive Chandos artist with a legacy of nearly forty recordings, many of which have been celebrated by critics and received numerous awards. His Musica Italiana recording project which he initiated ten years ago has chronicled underappreciated Italian repertoire of the XX century and brought to light many masterpieces. Conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino he has also recorded opera albums with celebrated vocalists such as Ildebrando d’Arcangelo, Rolando Villazon, Anna Netrebko (all for Deutsche Grammophon) and Diana Damrau (for Warner Classics).
A native of Milan, Maestro Noseda is Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy.
Jaime Martín, Chief Conductor
After a distinguished career as a flute soloist Jaime Martín entered the world of orchestral conducting in 2007 and just one year later was presented by Sir Neville Marriner as an emerging conductor during a joint tour of Spain with the Cadaqués Orchestra. He has worked with many orchestras since then, including the Manchester Camerata, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfónica de Galicia and Sinfónica de Castilla y León. In the forthcoming months he will make his conducting debut with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Mozart Players, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, as well as his operatic debut with the English National Opera conducting performances of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
He has recorded with the Cadaqués Orchestra, conducting Beethoven’s Third Symphony and the Sinfonietta by Ernesto Halffter, on the Tritó label, as well as two CDs of music by Agustí Charles and Isaac Albéniz with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya.
Born in Santander, Jaime Martín studied at the Music Academy in Madrid and later in The Hague. He has been flute soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the English National Opera Orchestra, while maintaining a busy work schedule with the Cadaqués Orchestra. He is currently flute soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a teacher at the Royal College of Music in London.
As a flute soloist he has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Tenerife, Galicia, Castilla y León and Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestras. With the Cadaqués Orchestra and Sir Neville Marriner he has recorded Mozart’s flute concertos for the Tritó label and also the Sinfonietta-Concerto by Xavier Montsalvatge with Gianandrea Noseda. He has also recorded the Bach concertos for flute, violin and piano with Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (for Sony) and Mozart’s quartets for flute and strings (for EMI).
Jaime Martín has performed chamber music with artists such as Julian Bream, the Beaux Arts Trio, Pinchas Zukermann and Pierre Laurant Aimard. In addition, he has made several recordings with the Gaudier Ensemble.
He has been Chief Conductor of the Cadaqués Orchestra since October 2010.
Sir Neville Marriner
Sir Neville Marriner, Conductor Laureate
Neville Marriner studied the violin at the Royal College of Music and then at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1949 he joined the Martin String Quartet and founded the Jacobean Ensemble with Thurston Dart, and also the Virtuoso String Trio. He played with most of the London orchestras and benefited from the experience of various legendary conductors – including Toscanini, Furtwangler, Cantelli and Karajan.
While playing as a principal in the London Symphony Orchestra, he founded the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in 1959, and from the concertmaster's seat as the director of this ensemble he gravitated towards conducting. Pierre Monteux became his mentor, and his first conducting appointment was with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 1969 to 1979. He was then Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra until 1986, when he took up the same post with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Although the majority of his opera and symphonic performances and recordings take place with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, one of the most comprehensively recorded chamber orchestras in the world, he works regularly with major orchestras throughout the world.
Sir Neville Marriner has twice been honoured for his services to music. In 1979 he was given a CBE and he received a Knighthood in 1985.
The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Sir Neville have recently received the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in recognition of their remarkable success in the field of international concert performance and recording.
Sir Neville Marriner has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Cadaqués Orquestra since 1992.