Pierre Dumoussaud Musical director

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A bassoonist with a passion for the symphonic repertoire, Pierre Dumoussaud trained as a conductor at the Paris Conservatoire until 2014, when he was awarded the first prize in the ADAMI “Talents conductors” competition. 

The following year, at age 25, he replaced Alain Lombard at short notice for a concert at the head of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. He became there assistant conductor from 2014 to 2016 and conducted several opera productions (Don Carlo, Semiramide, The Turn of the Screw, La Voix Humaine and more recently Werther) and ballet performances (Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle…). 

He was then invited to conduct the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Karajan Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestra Ensemble de Kanazawa, the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre National de Metz, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France… Invited to conduct the orchestra at the Easter Festival in Deauville, he works closely with Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou and Nicholas Angelich. 

Revealed on the international opera scene when he won the International Competition for Opera Conductors organised by the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in 2017, he was awarded the first Victoire de la Musique “Revelation Conductor” when the category was created in 2022. 

He has conducted, among other performances, Madama Butterfly in Rouen, Fantasio in Montpellier, Hamlet in Nantes, Mignon at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, La Belle Hélène at the Opéra de Lausanne, Faust at the Greek National Opera. 

In 2022, he was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2023, Pierre Dumoussaud will make his debut with Lucia de Lammermoor at the Donizetti Opera Festival in Bergamo, and will meet the Strasbourg and Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestras. He will also conduct the ballet Manon at the Paris Opera.

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