Monaco: Gelmetti uses his expertise to lead the Monte Carlo Orchestra
Gianluigi Gelmetti takes charge of Monte Carlo Orchestra
Italian conductor and composer Gianluigi Gelmetti has been named the 'chef référent' of the world famous Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Gelmetti will temporarily take the reins of the acclaimed orchestra following the death of the principal conductor Yakov Kreizberg last year.
With a long career as conductor and music director to many orchestras around the world, Gelmetti is certainly well trained in his field. He has already led Stuttgart and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, as well as pioneering the Rome Opera in 2009. The 67-year-old is also a familiar face here in the Principality as he regularly conducts the Monte Carlo Opera.
Gelmetti’s new position comes almost a year after the death of Yakov Kreizberg, the Orchestra’s adored and talented former conductor. It’s for this reason that the Italian has been entrusted the role by president of the Orchestra Princess Caroline to artistically take charge of the ensemble, not only developing the current programme but also providing a level of expertise and advice in the search for the future conductor.