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.
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."