The French conductor Ludovic Morlot initially studied violin and then conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Royal College of Music. He soon established a reputation as one of the leading conductors of his generation.
Since September 2011 he has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. This season he is conducting works by Mahler, Beethoven, Messiaen, Britten and the world premiere of Become Ocean (John Luther Adams). He is also making his debut at the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan and renewing his cooperation with the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Since January 2012 he has also been Chief Conductor of La Monnaie. He will conduct our orchestra in Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy) and in Così fan tutte (Mozart). In 2010-2011 he conducted Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Poulenc) at the Opéra national de Lyon and at the Opéra Comique in Paris. Ludovic Morlot has also worked with distinguished soloists and singers like Renée Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Jessye Norman, Thomas Hampson en Dawn Upshaw.
Ludovic Morlot has had close ties with the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and they recently toured the west coast of the United States of America together. He also renewed his cooperation with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In Europe he made his debut with the Orchestre National de France, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Recently he collaborated with leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Dresdner Staatskapelle, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra...
In 2007 Ludovic Morlot was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London in recognition of his significant contribution to music.