Awards & Winners

Fabio Luisi

Date of Birth 17-January-1959
Place of Birth Genoa
(Italy, Liguria, Province of Genoa)
Nationality Italy
Profession Conductor, Music Director
Fabio Luisi is a Grammy Award-winning Italian conductor. He has served as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera since September 2011, and he launched his tenure as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, with an initial contract of 5 years, in September 2012. As a child, Luisi suffered from asthma. Luisi attended the Conservatorio Nicolò Paganini and was a student of Memi Schiavina. After receiving his degree in piano studies, he continued piano instruction with Aldo Ciccolini and Antonio Bacchelli. Luisi developed an interest in conducting while working as a piano accompanist, and he studied conducting at the conservatory in Graz with Milan Horvat. He worked at the Graz Opera as an accompanist and conductor. His first conducting appearance was in Italy in 1984. From 1990 to 1995, he was principal conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra. From 1995 to 2000, he served as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tonkünstlerorchester in Vienna. From 1996 to 1999, he was one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig, along with Marcello Viotti and Manfred Honeck. From 1999 to 2007, he was sole principal conductor of the MDR orchestra. He was the principal conductor of l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande from 1997 to 2002.

Awards by Fabio Luisi

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Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording
Honored for : Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Nominations 2012 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen