Jean Deroyer, orchestra conductor

Jean Deroyer

The French conductor Jean Deroyer was born in 1979. At the age of fifteen he enrolled at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he was awarded five first prizes.

Jean Deroyer has been invited to conduct the following orchestras: NHK Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, SWR Orchester Baden-Baden, RSO Orchester Stuttgart, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, Israël Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lyon, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Klangforum Wien in halls like Wien Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, salle Pleyel, Luzern Hall, Tokyo Opera City and Lincoln Center in New-York.

Over several years Deroyer has built a close and privileged relationship with Ensemble Intercontemporain that he conducted several times. Alongside Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös he conducted Stockhausen’s Gruppen for three orchestras at the 2007 Lucerne Festival. In September 2007, he made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris at the Salle Pleyel, and he will work again with this orchestra during forthcoming seasons. Besides he has recorded numerous CDs with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo or Orchestre National d’île-de-France for such labels as EMI Music and Naïve or for Radio-France.

In 2010, he gave the premiere of Les Boulingrin, opera composed by Georges Aperghis, staged by Jérôme Deschamps at the Opera Comique in Paris, with the Klangforum Wien. Then he conducted Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opera de Rouen and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France in Paul Dukas' Ariane et Barbe Bleue. Recently he gave the premiere of JJR by Phillipe Fénelon at Grand Théâtre de Genève, staged by Robert Carsen.

Notable forthcoming engagements include concerts with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Opera National de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Auckland Philharmonia and Sinfonia Varsovia.

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