Andrew Litton, Music Director of the New York City Ballet since 2015, is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of Britain’s Bournemouth Symphony, and Music Director Laureate of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic, where he recently concluded a 12-year tenure as Music Director. For his work in Bergen, King Harald V knighted Litton with the Norwegian Royal Order of Merit. Litton led the Dallas Symphony as Music Director from 1994 to 2006. Each season, he also guest conducts leading orchestras and opera companies around the globe and adds to his discography of more than 130 recordings, which have garnered America’s Grammy Award, France’s Diapason d’Or, and other honors.
Litton’s work in ballet began while he was a Juilliard student, performing as onstage pianist for Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, and Cynthia Gregory. An accomplished pianist, Litton is an acknowledged expert on George Gershwin and has performed and recorded Gershwin widely as both pianist and conductor. In 2014 he released his first solo piano album A Tribute to Oscar Peterson. For more information visit andrewlitton.com.
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