Quickly establishing himself as a significant interpreter of orchestral and operatic music, Canadian conductor Julian Kuerti has combined a confident style, artistic integrity and a passion for collaboration to position himself at the forefront of the international music scene.

As Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre Métropolitain and Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Concepción, Julian has conducted universally lauded performances. In Montreal, he has led numerous subscription concerts, including performances of Schubert’s “Great” Symphony and an all-Pelleas and Melisande program (Fauré, Sibelius and Schoenberg) at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal. In Chile, he conducts a wide range of programs, including staged operas, among them Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor and Die Zauberflöte, Verdi’s La Traviata, and Bizet’s Carmen, as well as various symphonic programs, including a Beethoven marathon, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Verdi’s grand Messa da Requiem.

Maestro Kuerti has worked with and been invited back to some of the world’s great orchestras, including the Concertgebouw, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Closer to home, he has conducted numerous concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Cincinnati, Seattle, Atlanta, Quebec City, Utah and Vancouver. He also made his New York City Opera debut at the Lincoln Center with Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are.

During the Orchestre Métropolitain’s 2016-2017 season, Julian Kuerti will conduct two concerts: Christmas with Valérie Milot and The Seven Last Words of Christ.