November 29 – Friday at 8:00 p.m.
November 30 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
December 1 – Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Conductor Lorenzo Viotti is principal conductor of Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra. Earlier this year, he was named chief conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera, beginning with the 2021-22 season. Born in Lausanne, he holds dual Swiss and French nationality. He studied piano, singing, and percussion in Lyon, and conducting in Vienna and Weimar. His honors include first prize in the 2012 Cadaqués International Conducting Competition, winning the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards in 2015, and being named “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2017 International Opera Awards. He has led major orchestras across Europe, including in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, London, Milan, and Vienna. As an operatic conductor, his work includes performances in Dresden, Frankfurt, Klagenfurt, Lyon, Paris, and Stuttgart. Current and future engagements include operas in Hamburg, New York, and Tokyo, as well as concerts with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Orchestre National de Radio France, and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with these concerts.