Riccardo Minasi appointed Chief Conductor of Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Riccardo Minasi has been appointed Chief Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, with effect from September 2017.
Speaking about his first visit to the Mozarteumorchester in September 2016, as both conductor and violinist, Minasi described the occasion as “a real thunderbolt … a unique and very special experience. To join an institution with such an exemplary heritage and tradition that Ivor Bolton maintained vividly for so many years of collaboration is a big honour — and I’m extremely thankful to all the musicians and the administration of the orchestra for their invitation.”
Thomas Wolfram commented: “With Riccardo Minasi we have a conductor, a violinist, a musicologist and an extraordinary musician who came from baroque music but whose repertoire now reaches well into the 20th century and beyond. We have found him, our new Chief!”
Having founded the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, Minasi frequently collaborates with Ensemble Resonanz in Hamburg and is a regular guest conductor at Opernhaus Zürich. Other recent and upcoming conducting engagements include Theater an der Wien, Opéra de Lyon, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Staatsoper Hamburg, Zürcher Kammerorchester and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
In enormous demand as a recording partner with many of the world’s top soloists, Minasi features on four 2016 ECHO Klassik award-winning albums including his ‘Haydn Concertos’ album and Leonardo Vinci’s Catone in Utica, as well as the International Opera Awards Recital Disc of the Year: Agrippina with Ann Hallenberg.