Sir Antonio Pappano Named Musical America Conductor of the Year

13 Oct 2023

Sir Antonio Pappano has been named Conductor of the Year at the 63rd Musical America Worldwide Awards.

The Awards recognize classical music artists and leaders who made outstanding contributions to the performing arts.

Musical America Worldwide publisher Stephanie Challener said, “Each of these remarkable talents have, in his or her unique way brought entirely new perspectives and vistas to the performing arts. It is our honor to recognize these great artists and their contributions.”

Musical America writes, “Sir Antonio Pappano is one of the artform’s most passionate advocates. Currently music director at London’s Royal Opera House, next year, his symphonic credentials will be on display as the incoming chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Born into a family of Italian immigrants, he grew up playing piano for his father’s singing students. With hard work baked into his DNA, he’s a fiercely driven, hands-on, practical musician and a mentor for some of the very greatest singers. And although he gets the very best results, his motto is that you’re only as good as your last concert.”

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