Oct 15, 2015
By Andy Johnson
Canadian conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin has been named artist of the year by the venerable classical music publication “Musical America”.
The 40-year old maestro is currently the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal. He has also been mentioned as a possible successor to James Levine as the next music director or the Met.
Earlier this year, Nezet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra before a visiting Pope Francis, opened the Metropolitan Opera season leading Verdi’s “Otello” and threw out the first pitch at a Phillies game.