2024 CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (LARGE ENSEMBLE) | The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin | | The JUNO Awards

Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York inSeptember 2018. That same year, at the end of a decade-long tenure as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, he was appointed the orchestra’s Honorary Conductor. Having become Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2012, he has now extended his commitment to the orchestra until 2030 and accepted the expanded title of Music and Artistic Director. Nézet-Séguin is also Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain (Montreal), where he has served since 2000.

In September 2019, it was announced that he had accepted a lifetime contract with the Orchestre Métropolitain – a move that reflects the profound mutual trust between players, management and conductor. Yannick Nézet-Séguin signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in May 2018, continuing a long-term partnership that had begun in 2012 with the launch of a major new cycle of Mozart’s mature operas recorded at Baden-Baden and all starring Rolando Villazón. Six have been released: Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro (the latter pair Grammy nominated), La clemenza di Tito and Die Zauberflöte.