Riccardo Chailly is Principal Conductor of Teatro alla Scala and Principal Conductor of Filarmonica della Scala.
He has been Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the oldest orchestra in Europe, and he guided for 16 years the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as Principal Conductor.
He is Music Director of the Lucerna Festival’s Orchestra, a position held in the past by Claudio Abbado.
He regularly conducts the most important European symphonic orchestras, among which the Wiener Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He is regularly invited to festivals such as Salzburg Festival and London’s BBC Proms.
His career as opera conductor counts productions at Teatro alla Scala, Wiener Staatsoper, New York Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, London Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper and Opernhaus Zurich.
Riccardo Chailly is a Decca exclusive artist. Among the most recent prizes the Gramophone Award as Recording of the Year for the complete edition of Brahms’ Symphonies. The recording activity with Filarmonica della Scala, renewed in 2013 with Viva Verdi for the celebration of the 200th year from Verdi’s birth, includes two new issues in 2017: a recently released CD with Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi from Operas that saw their first representation at Teatro alla Scala; the other one, which will be published in October, is entirely dedicated to Luigi Cherubini. A third CD, wich will be published in early 2018, is dedicated to Nino Rota.