The French conductor Ludovic Morlot is Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. During the 2014/15 season Ludovic and the Seattle Symphony will continue to invite their audiences to ‘listen boldly’, presenting a wide variety of works ranging from Mozart’s Requiem, Dvorak’s last three symphonies, Berlioz Romeo and Juliet and Mahler Symphony No 3 to Ives, Dutilleux and Salonen as well as premieres by Sebastian Currier, Julian Anderson and Trimpin.
Ludovic Morlot is also Chief Conductor of La Monnaie. This season he will conduct a world premiere, Dusapin’s Penthesilea and a new production of Don Giovanni. Concert performances will include Brahms, Dutilleux, Dvorak, Berlioz L'enfance du Christ and a complete symphony cycle by Schumann. Last season Ludovic conducted new productions of La Clemenza di Tito and Jenufa.
During the 2014/15 season Ludovic will return to both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. He also 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 America. 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 also conducted the New York Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras in Philadelphia, 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 ... read full bio