Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi, Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, is the Chairman of the Malko Competition 2021 and will also be mentor to the winner.

2019-20 is the Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s fourth season with the Italian star conductor Fabio Luisi as Chief Conductor. Luisi is well known for his deep personal engagement in the music; at the same time his musical experience and range are vast – with principal conductor posts with among others the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Zürich Opera.

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Before taking up the post Fabio Luisi had already forged a close relationship with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. But in the permanent role as Chief Conduc­tor, he can challenge the musicians and develop the Orchestra in earnest.

Luisi says about his Danish orchestra:

"The musicians in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra are open-minded and easy to motivate. The opportunity to work continuously means that we can ensure a very high standard together."