MD and Principal Conductor, Orchestre national d’Île de France (from 2019/20)
Chief Conductor, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn (from 2018-19)
Case Scaglione is Chief Conductor of the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn (since the 18/19 season) and Music Director of Orchestre national d’Île de France (since the 19/20 season). He has previously served as Associate Conductor with the New York Philharmonic and as Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra of Los Angeles. Case was the driving force behind the artistic growth and diversification of the organisation, founding their educational outreach initiative ‘360° Music’.
In 2016, Case made a highly acclaimed German debut with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn for the final subscription performance of the 15/16 concert season. Heilbronner Stimme commented: Precision, balance, and an almost weightless sound dominated the concert from the first bar… Mozart’s Linz Symphony was like a sun-lit wander along an alpine way. Following a second return to the orchestra, conducting Beethoven’s 1st Symphony in Stuttgart’s Liederhalle, it was announced at a press conference in July 2017 that Case Scaglione had been unanimously elected as the orchestra’s Chief Conductor, effective from the 2018-19 season.Read more
In their short time together, under Case’s leadership, the orchestra collaborates with distinguished soloists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yeol Eum Son, Alisa Weilerstein, Leila Josefowicz, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Simone Lamsma, Johannes Moser, Julian Steckel, Sharon Kam, Stefan Dohr and Sebastian Manz. Enjoying an intense touring schedule together with Case, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn currently performs in some of the most distinguished venues across Europe, including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein and the Herkulessaal in Munich. In the current and upcoming seasons, the ‘transformation’ is the major thematic focus and programme highlights include Transfigured Night by Arnold Schoenberg and Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss, as well as a recording of the Six Symphonies (after Ovid’s Metamorphoses) by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Further recordings with Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn include an all-Copland CD with clarinettist Sebastian Manz performing the clarinet concerto.
Following a two-week tour of the d’île de France region in 2016, Case’s debut with Orchestre national d’Île de France was a huge success leading to an instant re-invitation to conduct the orchestra in the Philharmonie de Paris for the opening of the 17/18 season. Following a second collaboration with the orchestra, it was announced that Case had been elected as their designate Music Director from the 19/20 season. Case conducted the orchestra in August 2019 at the Berlioz Festival in Côte Saint-André in a programme featuring Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ symphony and Heldenleben by Richard Strauss. Since the opening concert of the 19/20 season at the Philharmonie de Paris, Case has received an accolade of praise from Paris-based critics. For his recent Sibelius programme, Alain Cochard states: Scaglione has Sibelius in the head, as much as in the heart, and directs the entire program from memory. Sensation of space, interior profusion: the dramatic progression that the young maestro prints to the initial movement of the 5th Symphony, placed in the first part of the evening, testifies to a full mastery of his subject and will reveal himself in the image of the together of an execution which knows how to take care of the detail (magnificent Andante mosso, almost Allegretto), layering the sound plans and making feel the irrepressible push of force leading to the majestic choir of the last episode.
In high demand as a symphonic conductor across the globe, Case’s recent and future distinguished collaborations include debuts and return appearances with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Castilla y León and RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Brussels Philharmonic and Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra. In North America, Case works with the New York Philharmonic, and the Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego and Baltimore symphony orchestras. In Asia, he has led concerts with the China Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Shanghai and Guangzhou symphony orchestras, in addition to regular returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Passionate about opera, in the 21/22 season Case debuts with the Opéra national de Paris in a production of Elektra by Richard Strauss.
Case enjoys close relationships with many of the world’s leading soloists, including Joshua Bell, Yulianna Avdeeva, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Behzod Abduraimov and Khatia Buniatishvili. Case has been mentored by some of the most prominent conductors on the world stage today, including Alan Gilbert, Jaap van Zweden and David Zinman.
Case Scaglione Makes His Spanish Conducting Debut with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León 6 – 8 May
Case Scaglione will make his Spanish conducting debut on 6 – 8 May with Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. He will conduct two works by Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 with Xavier Phillips as soloist, and Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61. The...
Yeol Eum Son will make her debut with Music Director Case Scaglione at Orchestre national d'Île-de-France (ONDIF) in the Grande salle Pierre Boulez at the Philharmonie Paris on Saturday, 20 March. She will perform Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. Scaglione will...
IMG Artists is delighted to announce the signing of conductor Case Scaglione for worldwide general management. Mr Scaglione will be managed by Nicholas Mathias and Elena Kostova out of the company's London office. Of joining IMG Artists' roster, Mr Scaglione said, "I...
The ability of Case Scaglione’s direction to take care of the nuances of dynamics, clarity and relationships of the different voices of the orchestra, from the desks to the instrumentalists (all magnificent), is verified in the Prelude of “Tristan und Isolde”. Although it is given to us here to hear only extracts from the works, we feel that the inspiration of the conductor is nourished by a noble general formal vision of these… We will therefore be impatiently awaiting the reopening of the concert halls in order to follow ONDIF’s exciting adventure with Case Scaglione – a passion and an ambition that can be clearly understood here.
Follow this Conductor … Scaglione is truly a deeply musical musician, which is no redundancy – A Musician’s Musician, as the Anglo-Saxons say.
It is better to have the score in your head than the head in the score, said a famous chef. Scaglione has Sibelius in the head, as much as in the heart, and directs the entire program from memory. Sensation of space, interior profusion: the dramatic progression that the young maestro prints to the initial movement of the 5th Symphony, placed in the first part of the evening, testifies to a full mastery of his subject and will reveal himself in the image of the together of an execution which knows how to take care of the detail (magnificent Andante mosso, almost Allegretto), layering the sound plans and making feel the irrepressible push of force leading to the majestic choir of the last episode. The final agreements could no doubt have been ballasted with even more cosmic energy, but, as it stands, the result is already admiring… In conclusion, Symphony n ° 7, a work of a single flow, underlines the organic understanding that the young maestro has of a brilliant score which he masters the sequence of the various sections with as much naturalness as it arouses – and amazes – the stamps.
“The epic work of Ludwig van Beethoven, composed in 1803 (the birth year of Berlioz), was interpreted with panache and brilliance by the remarkable Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France, masterfully and subtly directed by the young 37-year-old chief conductor, Case Scaglione.”
“The young maestro on the desk, Case Scaglione, acted flexibly and sensitively with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra…. Chief conductor Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, combines American looseness with a highly sensitive musicality. Although he bought the intimacy of his Beethoven interpretation with extreme pianissimi and a lot of ritardandi, he brought the orchestra’s sound culture to its best advantage.”
“If the OP seeks its leader, another formation has found it: it was the first time that we heard the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France (Ondif) with its new musical director, Case Scaglione. Listening to a programme of selected Wagner songs with two solid-sounding singers (Michelle DeYoung and Simon O’Neill), reminiscent of the olden symphonic associations, the least we can say is that we were favourably impressed. The 37-year-old American chef has a clear and fluid body language, never ostentatious, and keener to help the orchestra and the singers rather than to put himself in the spotlight. The musicians and him are only at the beginning, but the way in which he has modelled a balanced, warm and homogeneous sound in the strings, whilst paying special attention to the legato and progressions, is already more than promising. The winds did not always show the same cohesion throughout the evening, but we still came out invigorated from this exciting concert, and made the promise of not waiting too long before going back to hear the Ondif in this form again.”
“For Case Scaglione, it is the second season as chief conductor and he has shown with this concert that the time of scanning, and testing and trying is over. This Mozart Interpretation makes cleat that Scaglione has arrived, that he knows where the strengths of the musicians are and where he must intervene as leader”
Case Scaglione is relaxed, likeable, unpretentious, reflective, clear-cut – and is highly inspiring and demanding of his musicians. With Schönberg’s Verklärte nacht one could close their eyes for half an hour and dive into Vienna in 1900.
It’s great news, really: Young American conductor Case Scaglione made his San Diego debut, impressing with his easy rapport with the San Diego Symphony and the engaging performances he oversaw. […] It’s probably for the best that Scaglione substituted Wagner’s “Overture to Tannhäuser.” With clear, broad podium gestures, Scaglione shaped the noble opening, the ecstatic central section, and the triumphant processional that concludes the overture.
” The young maestro on the podium, Case Scaglione, was flexible and empathetic with the Württembergisches Kammerorchester. The ensemble from Heilbronn, which sees itself as an “international sound manufactory” and travels a lot, was then able to show its own profile in Beethoven’s “Pastorale”. Chief Conductor Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, unites American looseness with a highly sensitive musicality. Although he bought the intimacy of his interpretation of Beethoven with extreme pianissimi and much ritardandi, he brought the sound culture of the orchestra to best advantage. ”