Breaking: Daniele Gatti lands another orchestra

Breaking: Daniele Gatti lands another orchestra


norman lebrecht

May 24, 2019

The post-#Metoo Italian conductor is going from strength to strength.

He’s head of Rome opera, is having a symphony orchestra financed for him by a Milanese plutocrat and today he has taken over at the Orchestra Mozart. Nothing like a little scandal to give a maestro a career boost.

press release:
The Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna has the pleasure to announce that Maestro Daniele Gatti has been designated as the new Music Director of the Orchestra Mozart. The Maestro will be the music director in a vast project that will see him engaged with the Orchestra Mozart from now and for the following three years. The first date is due on Easter 2020.

The President of the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Loris Azzaroni, the Orchestra Mozart Artistic Consultant, Gastón Fournier-Facio, and the Orchestra Mozart Board, composed by the musicians Raphael Christ, Manuel Kastl, Lucas Macías Navarro, Mattia Petrilli and Francesco Senese, haveunanimously seen in Maestro Daniele Gatti the ideal figure to assure a great and stable future to the activities of the Orchestra Mozart, guaranteeing at the same time the utmost quality level reached by the orchestra during the ten-year collaboration with Maestro Claudio Abbado and the most enriching relationship developed during these last years with Maestro Bernard Haitink.

“We believe the collaboration with Maestro Gatti represents a fundamental and decisive opportunity for our future – explains Mattia Petrilli – in order to play more frequently, aiming at intensifying the annul activities with projects, residences and tournées. The Board is very happy and convinced of this choice, which is both important and rich in perspectives, a choice strengthened by the fact that Maestro Gatti was in the list of names Claudio himself indicated as his possible successors.”


  • Pedro says:

    Great choice!

  • anon says:

    Notably, all of the ensembles are in Italy.

    • Robert Groen says:

      A very rare example of a prophet actually being honoured in his own country. A genius so wronged deserves all the breaks he can get. If only we could enjoy his brilliant inspirations in Amsterdam again!

  • Andrew R. Barnard says:

    “Nothing like a little scandal to give a maestro a career boost.”

    Going from the Concertgebouw to the Orchestra Mozart isn’t exactly a promotion, in fairness.

  • Patrick says:

    Congratulation Maestro Gatti. Samedi on those Who unfairly accused him.

  • Jack says:

    Really Norman, did you think he would quit conducting and start selling real estate?

  • Rgiarola says:

    It’s seems that #Metoo is an anglo-saxon matter at all. Even Netherlands now seems to be regret.

  • Anon says:

    Ready for the cries of “Mi mi mi too” ?

  • The T says:

    “Nothing like a little scandal to give a Maestro a career boost”, …except being a woman.
    What ever happened to talent?