Luisi, Fabio, Italian conductor; b. Genoa, Jan. 17, 1959. He was a student and an assistant of Milan Horvat. After serving on the staff of the Graz Opera (1984–87), he was active as a guest conductor with major opera houses in Austria, Germany, and other European countries. From 1995 to 2000 he was music director of the Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester in Vienna. From 1997 he also was artistic director of l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, and from 1999 chief conductor of the MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) Sym. Orch. in Leipzig. In 2000 he made his U.S. debut as a guest conductor of the N.Y. Phil.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire