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Ludovic Morlot



Biography

French conductor Ludovic Morlot is Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. During the 2014/15 season Ludovic and the Seattle Symphony continued to invite their audiences to "listen boldly," presenting a wide variety of works ranging from Mozart's Requiem, Dvorak's last three symphonies, Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet, and Mahler's Symphony No. 3 to Ives, Dutilleux, and Salonen as well as premieres by Sebastian Currier, Julian Anderson, and Trimpin.

Ludovic Morlot was Chief Conductor of La Monnaie for three years (2012-2014). During this time, he conducted several new productions including La Clemenza di Tito, Jenufa, and Pelléas et Mélisande. Concert performances, both in Brussels and Aix-en-Provence, included repertoire by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Britten, Webern, and Bruneau.

In the 2015-16 season, Morlot conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra; and internationally, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Geneva Camerata. He has a strong connection with the Boston Symphony Orchestra whom he conducts regularly in Boston and Tanglewood and recently on a tour to the west coast of the United States. This relationship started when he was the Seiji Ozawa Fellowship Conductor at the Tanglewood Music Center and subsequently appointed assistant conductor for the orchestra and their Music Director James Levine (2004-07). Ludovic has conducted the New York Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras in Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Elsewhere, Ludovic's engagements have included the Royal Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, Budapest Festival, Orchestre National de France, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras.

Trained as a violinist, Ludovic studied conducting in London and was conductor in residence with the Orchestre National de Lyon (2002-04). Ludovic was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014.He is Chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle.
Ludovic Morlot