Ludovic Morlot

French conductor (Lyon, 1974 -)

Introduced to music through the violin, French conductor Ludovic Morlot studied at the Royal Academy and at the Royal College of Music in London with Sir Colin Davis, George Hurst and Colin Metters.

Since he was appointment as Seiji Ozawa's assistant to the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2001, Ludovic Morlot has developed a strong artistic bond with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He went on to conduct many prestigious ensembles in the United States, including the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. His debut in Europe brought him to lead ensembles such as the Orchestre National de France, the Dresden Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Royal Concertgebouw and the Zurich Tonhalle. In the repertoire they play together, the greats (Beethoven, Mahler, Mozart and Debussy) meet Poulenc, Britten and Messiaen, while the young conductor never forgets to include new creations such as Tristan Murail or Elliott Carter.

Ludovic Morlot is currently the conductor of the Seattle Symphony and the Orchestre de la Monnaie.

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Six landmark dates in the life Ludovic Morlot:

1994: Began his conducting studies in London.
2001: Assistant to Seiji Ozawa
2002: Resident conductor for the Orchestre National de Lyon
2004: Assistant conductor with Boston Symphony Orchestra (James Levine)
2011: Appointed Music Director of the Seattle Symphony
2012: Appointed Music Director at La Monnaie