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Antoine MARGUIER

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United Nations Orchestra, Artistic and Music Director
Compagnie du Rossignol, Artistic and Music Director
The Seoul International Community Orchestra, Permanent Conductor

Antoine Marguier is an outstanding musician and a highly gifted conductor. - Marek Janowski, conductor

Antoine Marguier is an extremely talented conductor who has enormous future. He shows a remarquable capacity to control the orchestra and possesses an innate sense of interpretation. -David Zinman, conductor

Antoine Marguier has proven that he is a competent, reliable musician whom I recommend. - Claudio Abbado, conductor

Antoine Marguier starts his career as solo clarinet under the direction of Claudio Abbado in the European Union Youth Orchestra and in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. At the age of 23, the great conductor Armin Jordan, who will later become his mentor, hired him as solo bass clarinet at the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a position he has held for 17 years.

Passionate about conducting, he decided, under the leadership of Marek Janowski, to devote himself to a career of conducting and studied with Roberto Benzi, Armin Jordan, James Levine, Kurt Masur and David Zinman. Soon after his conducting debuts in 2009, Antoine became Jesus Lopez-Cobos’s assistant at the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and was appointed Conductor-in-residence at the Orchestre National de Lyon in 2010.

Since 2011, Antoine serves as Artistic and Music Director of the United Nations Orchestra, based in Geneva and was appointed Permanent Conductor of the Seoul International Community Orchestra in 2017.

As a guest conductor, he has led famous ensembles and orchestras in France and throughout the world such as the philharmonic orchestras of Monte-Carlo, Strasbourg, Nancy, Mulhouse, Marseille, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Ensemble Contrechamps, the Lausanne and Geneva Chamber Orchestras, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Asko Schönberg Ensemble Amsterdam, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra - Seoul, the Lamoureux Orchestra, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic.

He has worked with the following great soloists such as Khatia Buniatishvili, Maxim Vengerov, Alexandra Conunova, Miloš Karadaglić, Freddy Kempf, Camille Thomas, Barbara Haningan, Mikhail Rudy, Camille and Julie Berthollet.

In Geneva, where he resides, he is Professor of chamber music at the Haute École de Musique and Music Director of the Orchestre du Conservatoire, an ensemble composed of the school’s most gifted students and their teachers. Accomplished pedagogue, Antoine has been invited to give masterclasses in several institutions such as the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the National University of Singapore, as well as the Seoul National University. In season 2018-19, Antoine will be invited at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance for a chamber music programme and conducting series.

Since 2006, Antoine has been music director of the Compagnie du Rossignol, bringing together comedians and the solo musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. A recording of their complete repertoire, including works commissioned from three contemporary composers, will be available soon.

2018-19 Season - Not to be altered without permission. Please contact VJAM for HD pictures

Complete biography

United Nations Orchestra, Artistic and Music Director
Compagnie du Rossignol, Artistic and Music Director
The Seoul International Community Orchestra, Permanent Conductor

Antoine Marguier starts his career as solo clarinet under the direction of Claudio Abbado in the European Union Youth Orchestra and in the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. At the age of 23, the great conductor Armin Jordan, who will later become his mentor, hired him as solo bass clarinet at the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a position he has held for 17 years.

Passionate about conducting, he decided, under the leadership of Marek Janowski, to devote himself to a career of conducting and studied with Roberto Benzi, Armin Jordan, James Levine, Kurt Masur and David Zinman. Soon after his conducting debuts in 2009, Antoine became Jesus Lopez-Cobos’s assistant at the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and was appointed Conductor-in-residence at the Orchestre National de Lyon in 2010.

Since 2011, Antoine serves as Artistic and Music Director of the United Nations Orchestra, based in Geneva and was appointed Permanent Conductor of the Seoul International Community Orchestra in 2017.

As a guest conductor, he has led famous ensembles and orchestras in France and throughout the world such as the philharmonic orchestras of Monte-Carlo, Strasbourg, Nancy, Mulhouse, Marseille, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Ensemble Contrechamps, the Lausanne and Geneva Chamber Orchestras, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Asko Schönberg Ensemble Amsterdam, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Lindenbaum Festival Orchestra - Seoul, the Lamoureux Orchestra, The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa and the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic.

He has worked with the following great soloists such as Khatia Buniatishvili, Maxim Vengerov, Alexandra Conunova, Miloš Karadaglić, Freddy Kempf, Camille Thomas, Barbara Haningan, Mikhail Rudy, Camille and Julie Berthollet.

In Geneva, where he resides, he is Professor of chamber music at the Haute École de Musique and Music Director of the Orchestre du Conservatoire, an ensemble composed of the school’s most gifted students and their teachers. Accomplished pedagogue, Antoine has been invited to give masterclasses in several institutions such as the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the National University of Singapore, as well as the Seoul National University. In season 2018-19, Antoine will be invited at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance for a chamber music programme and conducting series.

Since 2006, Antoine has been music director of the Compagnie du Rossignol, bringing together comedians and the solo musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. A recording of their complete repertoire, including works commissioned from three contemporary composers, will be available soon.

2018-19 Season - Not to be altered without permission. Please contact VJAM for HD pictures

Short biography