Riccardo Chailly

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Riccardo Chailly (Italian pronunciation: [rikˈkardo ʃʃaˈji], French: [ʃɑji]; born 20 February 1953) is an Italian conductor. He is currently music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, since 2016, and music director of La Scala, since 2017. Prior to this, he held chief conducting positions at the Gewandhausorchester (2005–2016); the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1988–2004); the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1982–1988); and the Teatro Comunale of Bologna (1986–1993). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Riccardo Chailly has received more than 145,400 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Riccardo Chailly is the 52nd most popular conductor (down from 51st in 2019), the 2,392nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,197th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Conductor.

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Among conductors, Riccardo Chailly ranks 52 out of 97Before him are Karel Ančerl, José Antonio Abreu, Thomas Beecham, Kurt Sanderling, Lovro von Matačić, and Michael Gielen. After him are Felix Mottl, Victor de Sabata, Günter Wand, Marek Janowski, Karl Muck, and Stanisław Skrowaczewski.

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Among people born in 1953, Riccardo Chailly ranks 120Before him are Laurentino Cortizo, Tito Jackson, Richard Bremmer, Ian Khama, Mitsuo Watanabe, and Robert Wisdom. After him are Mitsuo Kato, Đorđe Balašević, Leonel Fernández, Åge Hareide, Wim Mertens, and Amy Irving.

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Among people born in Italy, Riccardo Chailly ranks 2,392 out of 4,088Before him are Paul-Émile Botta (1802), Daniele Barbaro (1513), Pietro Grimani (1677), Amleto Giovanni Cicognani (1883), Agnes Pockels (1862), and Armando Trovajoli (1917). After him are Ugo Locatelli (1916), Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889), Castruccio Castracani (1281), Valerio Massimo Manfredi (1942), Eusebio Kino (1645), and Sergio Sollima (1921).


Among conductors born in Italy, Riccardo Chailly ranks 6Before him are Claudio Abbado (1933), Arturo Toscanini (1867), Riccardo Muti (1941), Carlo Maria Giulini (1914), and Giuseppe Sinopoli (1946). After him are Victor de Sabata (1892), Claudio Scimone (1934), and Daniele Gatti (1961).