Riccardo Muti, Conductor
World-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti was appointed the 10th music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in May 2008. Maestro Muti will begin a five-year contract as music director in September of the 2010-2011 season, serving as music director designate effective January 2009. Born in Naples, Italy, Riccardo Muti first came to the attention of critics and public in 1967, when he was unanimously awarded first place at the Guido Cantelli Competition for conductors in Milan. The followin...