Louis Langrée appointed as CSO music director

The French conductor, Louis Langrée, has been appointed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as its new music director. He succeeds Paavo Järvi who finished his decade long tenure with the orchestra in May.

Langrée will start his four-year contract at the beginning of the 2013/14 season but will offer a glimpse of what to expect when he conducts the orchestra through works by Franck, Messiaen and Saint-Saëns in November. The conductor will bring a fine pedigree with him having served with Camerata Salzberg since 2011 and as music director at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival for the last 10 years.

Speaking of his appointment, Langrée said: “It is a great honour to have been offered the position of music director of this prestigious orchestra. I am sure that our creative journey together will be very stimulating for all of us and am eager to share this deep and wonderful experience with the community in Cincinnati and beyond.”

The conductor brings a wealth of experience with him. He previously served as musical director of the Opéra National de Lyon and the Glyndebourne Touring Opera as well as leading a number of individual opera productions at the Metropolitan Opera and the Lincoln Centre.