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Riccardo CHAILLY


Riccardo Chailly, Italian conductor. Decorated Grand ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana, Knight Order Netherlands Lion, Cavaliere Di Gran Croce, Italia, Abrogino d'Oro, Comune Milano. Member of Royal Academy Music London (honorary).


Chailly, Riccardo was born on February 20, 1953 in Milan. Son of Luciano and Anna Maria (Motta) Chailly.


Giuseppe Verdi and Perugia Conservatories and with Franco Caracciolo and Franco Ferrara.


Assistant to conductor La Scala, Milan, 1972-1974. Debut as conductor with Chicago Opera, 1974, at La Scala, 1978. British operatic debut at Covent Garden, 1979.

Brit.concert debut London Symphony Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival, 1979. Metropolitan Opera debut, 1982. Engagements with major orchestras including Vienna andBerlin philharmonic orchestras, Concertgebouw, Orchestra de Paris, London Symphony Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Phiharm.

Orchestra; conductor Salzburg Festival, 1984-1986. Principal guest conductor London Philharmonic, 1982-1985. Chief conductor Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Italy, 1986-1993.

Chief conductor Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, 1982-1989. Chief conductor Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, 1988, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi, 1998. Recordings for Decca records.


Member of Royal Academy Music London (honorary).


Luciano Chailly

Anna Maria (Motta) Chailly