Louis Langrée is Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York, a position he has held since 2002 and is the Chief Conductor of the Camerata Salzburg. During the 2011/12 season, Louis Langrée conducts three productions at the Wiener Staatsoper (Eugene Onegin, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito) and La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He will also conduct the Camerata Salzburg at the Mozartwoche and in subscription concerts. His many other orchestral engagements include re-invitations to the symphony orchestras in Sao Paulo, Detroit, St Louis and Baltimore and also to the Deutsche Kammerphilhamonie and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has recently been appointed Music Director Designate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and will take on the full role of Music Director in 2013.
Last season Louis Langrée made two important debuts in Austria, at Vienna State Opera conducting La Bohème and with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg. He also made his debuts with the Budapest Festival, St Louis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras as well as conducting Camerata Salzburg in Munich, Paris and Salzburg and the London Philharmonic at the Royal Festival Hall. In addition, he conducted Pelléas et Mélisande in Paris and London with the Orchestre de Paris and returned to the Aix-en-Provence Festival for La Traviata with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Louis Langrée has worked with many other orchestras in North America, Europe and further afield, including Pittsburgh, Dallas, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Hallé, Netherlands Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia in Rome and Tokyo Philharmonic. He also regularly conducts period instrument orchestras such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Le Concert d’Astrée. Festival appearances have included Wiener Festwochen, BBC Proms, Spoleto, Budapest Spring and Bucharest Enesco Festival. He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie (1993-98) and Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège (2001-06).
Louis Langrée was Music Director of Opéra National de Lyon (1998-2000) and Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1998-2003) and has worked regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also conducted at La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dresden Staatsoper, Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Opéra-Bastille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.
Louis Langrée’s discography includes recordings for Virgin Classics, Universal and Naïve. Many of these have won awards including Diapason d’Or, Gramophone and Midem Classical. In 2006 he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.