- Profession: Conductor, pianist.
- Relation with Gustav Mahler: Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO)
- Residences: Milan, Rome, Bologna and Amsterdam.
- Relation to Mahler:
- Correspondence with Mahler: No.
- Born: 06-11-1961 Milan, Italy.
Daniele Gatti was born in Milan, where at the city’s Verdi Conservatory he studied piano and graduated in composition and conducting. He has been the music director of the Orchestre National de France since September 2008. Prior to this, he was the music director of the Royal Philharmonic (1996-2009), principal conductor of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome (1992-1997), principal guest conductor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1994-1997), music director of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna (1997-2007), and principal conductor at the Zurich Opera House (2009-2012).
As a guest conductor, Daniele Gatti regularly leads the
- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO).
- Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO).
- Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
- Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
- New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO).
- Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO).
He has conducted many new productions at leading opera houses all over the world and has close ties with Teatro alla Scala Milan and the Viennese Staatsoper. Maestro Gatti is one of the few Italian conductors ever invited to the Bayreuth Festival, where he conducted Wagner’s Parsifal in 2008, 2009 and 2010. At the Metropolitan Opera in New York he made his debut in a production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in 2004, and returned in 2013 for an acclaimed new production of Parsifal, the DVD of which was released in spring 2014.
Since his overwhelming debut in April 2004, with works by Richard Strauss and Wagner, Maestro Gatti very regularly leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO). In June 2014 he conducted a widely acclaimed production of Verdi’s Falstaff with the orchestra at the Dutch National Opera. In October 2014, Daniele Gatti was appointed Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO) with effect from the 2016-2017 season.
14-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) on his new bike on the red carpet of the Royal Concertgebouw. The bike is a gift from from the Friends of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO).
14-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) on his new bike on the red carpet of the Royal Concertgebouw. The bike is a gift from from the Friends of the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO/KCO). ‘Bici dagli amici’.
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) in performance of Gustav Mahlers Symphonu No. 2.
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) after performance of Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 2.
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) after performance of Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. Daniele Gatti (1961) after performance Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2.
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. Royal Concertgebouw.
16-09-2016. Amsterdam. First review in Dutch newspaper “De Volkskrant” of Daniele Gatti (1961) as chief-conductor. Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2.
02-08-2018. Amsterdam. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra terminates cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti
Dear Sir, Madam,
We attach great value to inform you that the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has terminated the cooperation with chief conductor Daniele Gatti with immediate effect.
On 26 July, the Washington Post published an article in which Gatti was accused of inappropriate behavior. These accusations and Gatti’s reactions with this respect have caused a lot of commotion among both musicians and staff, as well as stakeholders both at home and abroad. Besides this, since the publication of the article in the Washington Post, a number of female colleagues of the Concertgebouw Orchestra reported experiences with Gatti, which are inappropriate considering his position as chief conductor. This has irreparably damaged the relationship of trust between the orchestra and the chief conductor.
All concerts scheduled with Daniele Gatti will proceed with other conductors.
Jan Raes (1959) – managing director Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
11-08-2018 Amsterdam: For the season 2018-2019 the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) has replaced Daniele Gatti (1961) by Bernard Haitink (1929), Manfred Honeck (1958), Thomas Hengelbrock (1958) and Kerem Hasan (1992).