Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Meet the French conductor at the helm of New York Philharmonic

Yannick Nézet-Séguin has headed up the Orchestre de Paris since 2015 (Picture: Getty Images)

Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is heading to New York after leaving his post at the Orchestre de Paris.

He will be the New York Philharmonic’s new Principal Conductor, starting October 2018.

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He is leaving France after two years as Orchestre de Paris Principal Conductor.

He was previously the French National Chorus Principal Conductor from 2009 to 2014, and was the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal conductor from 2013 to 2015.

The 43-year-old has also been an artist in residence with the CBSO and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Nézet-Séguin is due to appear at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Monday July 23 with the Orchestre de Paris Orchestra in La Personne Abba!

They will play an hour-long version of their successful show of 2010, which was then performed all over the world with the Orchestre de Paris Orchestra.

The show includes choreography, live singers and a short film about the life of Judy Garland.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin leaving his post at the Orchestre de Paris

The 59-year-old Tonioli first met Nézet-Séguin in 2000 and he appeared as lead conductor of the CBSO, at the age of 29, for their Live at the Royal Albert Hall concert.

They have worked together since then, with Nézet-Séguin becoming resident conductor of the London Philharmonic in 2011.

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