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Louis Langrée
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Louis Langrée is a French conductor. He is the son of organist and theorist Alain Langrée. One of his sisters is an amateur cellist.BiographyEarly YearsLangrée studied at the Strasbourg Conservatory, but had no formal academic training in conducting. He began his career as a vocal coach and assistant at the Opéra National de Lyon, from 1983 to 1986. He then worked as an assistant conductor at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and held a comparable post with the Bayreuth Festival. From 1989 to 1992, he was an assistant conductor with l'Orchestre de Paris.UK and EuropeIn Europe and the UK, Langrée has been music director of the Orchestre de Picardie, the Opéra National de Lyon, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège . In June 2011, Langrée was named principal conductor of the Camerata Salzburg, effective September 2011, with an initial contract of 5 seasons.United StatesLangrée made his first US conducting appearance in 1991 at the Spoleto Festival USA. In December 2002, he was named music director of the Mostly Mozart Festival (Lincoln Center, New York City), and formally took up the post in the summer of 2003. In March 2005, his initial contract with Mostly Mozart was extended to 2008. His contract with Mostly Mozart, previously through 2017, was further extended, in April 2017, through 2020. Langrée first guest-conducted the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in March 2011. Based on that appearance, in April 2012, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra appointed Langrée its 13th music director, as of the 2013-2014 season, with an initial contract of 4 years. He assumed the title of music director designate with immediate effect. In March 2015, the Cincinnati Symphony announced the extension of Langrée's contract as music director through the 2019-2020 season. In February 2017, the orchestra further extended his Cincinnati contract through the 2021-2022 season.

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