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Intérprete: Kent Nagano

Biography
Kent Nagano © Anna Hult
Kent Nagano
© Anna Hult

Born in California, Nagano maintains close connections with his home state and has been Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra since 1978. His early professional years were spent in Boston, working in the opera house and as assistant conductor to Seiji Ozawa at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He played a key role in the world premiere of Messiaen’s opera Saint François d’Assise at the request of the composer, who became a mentor and bequeathed his piano to the conductor. Nagano’s success in America led to European appointments: Music Director of the Opéra National de Lyon (1988-1998), Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra (1991-2000). In September 2006 he became Music Director of both the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

As a much sought-after guest conductor he has worked with most of the world’s finest orchestras including the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestras and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded for Erato, Teldec, Pentatone and Deutsche Grammophon as well as Harmonia Mundi, winning Grammy awards for his recordings of Busoni’s Doktor Faust with Opéra National de Lyon, and Peter and the Wolf with the Russian National Orchestra.

Kent Nagano is one of the world’s most respected conductors of his generation and has worked with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra since the 1990s. In August 2012, he was appointed as the artistic advisor and principal guest conductor of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, beginning in autumn 2013. Speaking about the appointment, he said:

“Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is an outstanding orchestra, not only technically brilliant but an orchestra of deep timbre, personality and style which reflects its importance and solid Nordic tradition. I am delighted and honored to have been asked to join the long list of famous conductors forming part of the orchestra's heritage, among them Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux and Herbert von Karajan, as well as Wilhelm Stenhammar, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Järvi and, recently, Gustavo Dudamel.”

Weekly concerts reflect the curiosity and breadth Kent Nagano is known for: he adds something unexpected that gives extra luster to the program.

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HamburgHamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Mozart, Strauss R.
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg; Kent Nagano

MúnichTimon of AthensWorld premiere

Timon of Athens
Francesconi: Timon of Athens
Kent Nagano; Andreas Kriegenburg; Bayerische Staatsoper; Harald Thor; Andrea Schraad; Toby Spence; Jochen Kupfer

HamburgHamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Vivaldi, Stravinsky
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg; Giuliano Carmignola; Kent Nagano

HamburgHamburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Bach, Bruckner, Barber, Mozart
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg; Kent Nagano; Narea Son; Dovlet Nurgeldiyev; Dominik Köninger

DresdenMatsuev — Orchestre symphonique de Montréal — Nagano

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Ives, Brahms, Saint-Saëns
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal; Kent Nagano; Denis Matsuev; Olivier Latry
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La casi llegada de la primavera en l'Auditori con Nagano y la OBC

El director Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
El director californiano Kent Nagano y el pianista francés Jean-Yves Thibaudet se dan cita en l’Auditori barcelonés para llevar a cabo una de las propuestas más esperadas de esta temporada

Nagano y Eberle en Madrid: el denso frenesí brahmsiano

La violinista Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
La Filarmónica de Hamburgo y Kent Nagano se presentaron en Madrid con un programa finamente hilado: dos magníficas composiciones de Brahms y un estreno de Jesús Rueda basado a su vez en una obra del compositor de Hamburgo.

El triunfo de Dioniso: The Bassarids vuelven a Madrid

El director Kent Nagano © Rafa Martín
La OCNE dirigida brillantemente por Nagano y con Sean Panikkar encabezando un sólido reparto vuelven a traer a Madrid The Bassarids la obra maestra de Henze veinte años después.

Barmy, balladic and balmy: three pieces at the Elbphilharmonie

Kent Nagano © Sergio Veranes Studio

Kent Nagano and the Hamburg Philharmonic contrast barmy Hindemith with balmy Schubert, while Julian Prégardien explores Mahler’s balladic Wayfaring Songs.

 

Der Widerspenstigen Zähmungen? Kent Nagano dirigiert das DSO Berlin

Kent Nagano © Sergio Veranes Studio
Trotz strahlender Finale zeigt Kent Nagano bei Brahms und Schumann zu viel Zurückhaltung.