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Yannick Nézet-Séguin (born Yannick Séguin; 6 March 1975) is a French Canadian conductor and pianist. He currently holds leadership posts with the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montréal), the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is widely recorded on major classical music labels conducting performances of symphonies, recitals, and opera.

Born to a family of educators, Nézet-Séguin studied as a pianist and decided to become an orchestra conductor during his childhood. After studying choral conducting and earning five piano prizes at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec, he began a series of appointments with orchestras and choirs including Chœur polyphonique de Montréal, Choeur de Laval, the Opéra de Montréal (where he was chorus master and assistant conductor for 4 years) and the Victoria Symphony. He also guest conducted the Metropolitan Opera, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Korngold; Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2011 Ein Heldenleben / Vier letzte Lieder Strauss; Dorothea Röschmann, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2012 Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2013 Pathétique Tchaikovsky; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Lisa Batiashvili, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Das Lied von der Erde Gustav Mahler; Sarah Connolly, Toby Spence, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 2
2014 The Symphonies Schumann; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 2

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