French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin was born in Montreal on 6 March 1975. He studied at the Conservatoire de musique du Quebec and at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, and also took part in masterclasses with various conductors. He later met and studied with Carlo Maria Giulini.
His first appointments were with the Chœur polyphonique de Montréal, the Choeur de Laval and his own professional group, La Chapelle de Montréal. From 2000, has been music director of the Orchestre Métropolitain, and was appointed principal guest conductor of Victoria Symphony Orchestra in 2003, and became principal conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008. He is also scheduled to be the next music director of the Philedelphia Orchestra.
A selection of M&V articles about Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Ensemble. Truth and Loyalty - Verdi's 'Otello', live in HD from New York impresses Maria Nockin
Ensemble. A Tale of Two Conductors - Robert Anderson attends two orchestral concerts in London
Ensemble. Stunning Artistry - New York Metropolitan Opera's Verdi's 'Don Carlo' transmission, seen and heard by Maria Nockin
Ensemble. A Bombshell - Carmen at the movies, by Maria Nockin