Yannick Nézet-Séguin Announces Exclusive Contract With Deutsche Grammophon

By Francisco Salazar

Yannick Nézet-Séguin has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

The company announced the news noting that the contract will include complete cycles of Rachmaninov’s symphonies and piano concertos, with soloist Daniil Trifonov and The Philadelphia Orchestra. It will continue his acclaimed Mozart series with “Die Zauberflöte,” to be recorded with the COE and an outstanding cast this summer at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus.

The contract will also include Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov’s first album of solo arias, with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, Mahler’s Symphony No.8 and a continuation of the Stravinsky ballet cycle – plans include “Petrushka” and “The Firebird” with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor K466 with Seong-Jin Cho and the COE. He also intends to record with the Metropolitan Opera.

In a press statment, the conductor noted, ”I am thrilled to announce that I am now an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist! After a decade of recording regularly on the yellow label, we are now looking forward to incredible future releases and projects with The Philadelphia Orchestra Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, Orchestre Métropolitain, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, The Metropolitan Opera. Thanks to the great DG family! Looking forward to this beautiful partnership!”