With a degree in composition and conducting at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Daniele Gatti is presently the music director at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and artistic consultant to the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO). He was the principle conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) of Amsterdam and previously has held prestigious positions in other important musical institutions such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and the Opernhaus in Zurich. The Berliner Philharmoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the philharmonic orchestra at the Scala are just some of the famous orchestras with which he has collaborated regularly. Among the numerous and important new productions that he has conducted we must note Falstaff directed by Robert Carsen (in London, Milan and Amsterdam); Parsifal directed by Stefan Herheim, with which he opened the 2008 edition of the Bayreuth Festival (one of the few Italian conductors to be invited to this Wagnerian festival); Parsifal directed by François Girard at the Metropolitan Opera of New York; four operas at the Saltsburg Festival (Elektra, La Bohème, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Il Trovatore). Crowning the celebrations for the year of Verdi in 2013, he opened the Teatro alla Scala season with La Traviata where he also directed Don Carlo for the opening of the 2008 season, as well as titles such as Lohengrin, Lulu, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Falstaff and Wozzeck. Among his most recent engagements were Pelléas et Mélisande at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Tristan und Isolde at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and the opening of the season 2016/2017 at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome with the same Wagnerian opera. In 2016 he began a three year cycle of concerts entitled “RCO meets Europe” involving the 28 countries of the European Union and including the “Side by Side” project which saw the involvement of musicians from local youth orchestras in the first performance of the programme, alongside the professional musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conducted by Gatti, thus creating an exceptional and unique social and musical exchange. His appointment in Italy that year was in the auditorium of the Lingotto in Turin. In June 2017 he conducted the RCO for the opera Salome at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam. During the 2017/2018 season he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Europe, South Korea, Japan and at the Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as those on the calendar in Amsterdam. He also inaugurated the season at the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome with The Damnation of Faust, toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and conducted the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, the Scala Philharmonic in Milan and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In December 2018 he directed Rigoletto for the opening of the season at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome; in 2019 he will take to the podium of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra, of the Scala Philharmonic, of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra, of the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra,the Gewandhause of Lipsia and the Symphonieorchester of the Bayerischen Rundfunks. Among the 2020 appointments there will be the concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale of Rai and l’Orchestre national de France. Daniele Gatti was awarded the “Franco Abbiati” Italian music critics award for Best Conductor in 2015 and in 2016 he received the honour of Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur of the French Republic for his work as musical conductor for the Orchestre national de France. His notable recordings include those for Sony Classical with the Orchestre National de France dedicated to Debussy and Stravinsky and the DVD of Parsifal staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. For the RCO Live label he has recently recorded Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, Mahler’s Symphony no.2, the Right of Spring by Stravinsky together with the Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune and La Mer by Debussy.