Daniele Gatti received his degree in composition and conducting from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He is the new Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, a role he will take on in 2016 as he concludes his position as Directeur Musical of the Orchestre National de France. He has held prestigious roles in renowned symphony orchestras and opera companies in Italy and abroad. Orchestras he regularly conducts include the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Orchestra Filarmonica of La Scala. He inaugurated the 2008 Bayreuther Festspiele with Parsifal, and has directed many new productions during his time as Directeur Musical of the Orchestre National de France, noteworthy among which are the complete symphonies of Mahler, Brahms, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven, Parsifal in concert form, a Shakespearean cycle (Macbeth and two symphonic concerts based on other Shakespearean plays). The coming year will mark his debut in Tristan und Isolde. In 2013 he opened the season at the Teatro alla Scala with La traviata; he will return there in 2017 with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In 2016 he will return to conduct the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Roma and will complete a cycle of the Beethoven symphonies at the Lingotto in Turin. In November he will inaugurate the season of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome with Tristan und Isolde.
Last November, in the educational sphere, he led a Masterclass in Orchestral Conducting for I Suoni del Conservatorio, the concert series of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan organized for the 2015/16 academic year. During the Masterclass, Daniele Gatti worked with students from the Orchestral Conducting class and with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Istituto. The Masterclass focused in particular upon the Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler and on the Prelude to Act III of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. The Symphony Orchestra of the Conservatory then gave a public concert under the batons of young conductors selected by Daniele Gatti. The total duration was five days.
He has been teaching at the Accademia Chigiana since 2016.