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Daniele Gatti


Audiences and critics across the world applaud the exciting fusion that results from Daniele Gatti’s “symphonic power” and the “finest chamber music” from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

This praise from the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera followed an October 2013 concert in Milan’s La Scala with works by Wagner, Mahler and Beethoven.

The artistic relationship between Daniele Gatti and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra began with a highly successful rendition of Lulu at the Wiener Festwochen 2010. Further collaborations followed, each of which deepened and strengthened the bond between Gatti and the MCO.

Between January 2015 and May 2016, Daniele Gatti and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra worked through a complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies, presenting them across four tours taking place primarily in Italy. Upon the conclusion of the Beethoven cycle, the MCO and Daniele Gatti continued their focus on Robert Schumann’s symphonic work. The Schumann cycle saw its last chapter in January 2022.

Daniele Gatti was appointed Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in 2016. 


Daniele Gatti graduated as a composer and orchestra conductor at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. He is Music Director of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and he holds the same position at the Orchestra Mozart. He is also Artistic Advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO). Starting from March 2022 he will be the Chief Conductor of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

He was Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) in Amsterdam and he previously held prestigious roles at important musical institutions like the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Opera House of London, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Zurich’s Opernhaus. 

The Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala are just a few of the renowned symphonic institutions he works with. 

Some of the numerous and important new productions he has conducted include the Falstaff staged by Robert Carsen (in London, Milan, and Amsterdam); the Parsifal staged by Stefan Herheim opening the 2008 Bayreuther Festspiele (one of the very few Italian conductors to have been invited to the Wagnerian festival); the Parsifal staged by François Girard at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; four operas at the Salzburger Festspiele (Elektra, La bohème, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Il Trovatore). 

Daniele Gatti was awarded the Premio “Franco Abbiati” from Italian music critics as best conductor in 2015, and in 2016 he was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from the French Republic for his work as Musical Director of the Orchestre National de France.

Under Sony Classical he has recorded works by Debussy and Stravinsky with the Orchestre National de France, and a DVD of the Parsifal staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Under the label RCO Live he has recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Mahler’s Second Symphony, a DVD of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps together with Debussy's Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune and La Mer, and a DVD of Strauss's Salome staged at the Dutch National Opera.