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2017
All-Messiaen disc released on Seattle Symphony Media

Poèmes pour Mi with soprano Jane Archibald / Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine with ondes Martenot player Cynthia Millar and pianist Michael Brown

Conducting debut with Berlin Philharmonic

Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye, Suite for orchestra / Berlioz’ La Mort de Cléopâtre with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato / Stravinsky’s The Firebird

Third Ives disc released on Seattle Symphony Media

Three Places in New England / Orchestral Set No. 2 / New England Holidays

Ravel & Falla album released on Hyperion Records

Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major and Piano Concerto for the left hand in D major with pianist Steven Osborne / Falla’s Nights in the gardens of Spain

Conducting debut with Minnesota Orchestra

Ravel’s Suite of Five Pieces from Mother Goose / Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with pianist Lise de la Salle / Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5

Third volume of Dutilleux's orchestral music wins Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album
2016
Conducting debut with the Vienna Symphony in the closing concert of the Wien Modern Festival

Ives’ The Unanswered Question / Schiske’s Symphony No. 5 / James Clarke’s Untitled No. 8 with pianist Nicolas Hodges / Olga Neuwirth’s Percussion Concerto with percussionist Martin Grubinger / Rave’s La valse

Stravinsky & Nikolaev album released on Seattle Symphony Media

Stravinsky’s The Firebird / Nikolaev’s The Sinewaveland: Homage to Jimi Hendrix

Conducts world premiere of Agata Zubel's In the Shade of an Unshed Tear with the Seattle Symphony
Conducts world premiere of Gabriel Prokofiev's When the City Rules with the Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Media releases box set of orchestral works by Dutilleux
Seattle Symphony Media releases third album of music by Dutilleux

Sur le même accord with violinist Augustin Hadelich / Les citations / Mystère de l’instant / Timbres, espace, mouvement

Stravinsky & Debussy album released on Seattle Symphony Media

Stravinsky’s Petrushka / Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux (“The Toy Box”)

Seattle Symphony Media releases all-Ives disc

Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 / The Unanswered Question / Central Park in the Dark

Recording of Dutilleux's L’arbre des songes wins Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Seattle Symphony Media releases world premiere recording of Trimpin's Above, Below and In Between
2015
Conducts US premiere of Giya Kancheli’s Nu.Mu.Zu. with the Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Media releases second disc of music by Dutilleux

Métaboles / Symphony No. 2, Le double / L’arbre des songes with violinist Augustin Hadelich

Dvořák & Varèse album released on Seattle Symphony Media

Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” / Varèse’s Amériques

Conducts world premiere of Anna Clyne's Violin Concerto, "The Seamstress" with violinist Jennifer Koh and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducts world premiere of Sebastian Currier's "Divisions" with the Seattle Symphony
Become Ocean wins Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition
2014
Raskatov & Stravinsky CD Released on Seattle Symphony Media

Raskatov’s Piano Concerto, “Night Butterflies” (with pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama) / Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Become Ocean CD released on Cantaloupe Music

First release of John Luther Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning work Become Ocean. Performed with the Seattle Symphony. 

All-Faure CD released on Seattle Symphony Media

Masques et bergamasques / Fantaisie for Flute / Pelléas et Mélisande Suite / Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra / Élégie for Cello and Orchestra / Dolly / Pavane

Conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with the Seattle Symphony

John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean / Varèse’s Déserts / Debussy’s La Mer

3 CDs released on Seattle Symphony Media

Music by Dutilleux, Ives, Gershwin, Carter, Ravel and Saint-Saëns

Conducts US premiere of Alexander Raskatov's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra “Night Butterflies” with the Seattle Symphony

With pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama

2013
First commercial recording released, with the Orchestra and Chorus of La Monnaie

Bruneau’ s Requiem / Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (Cypres Records)

Conducts first opera at La Monnaie as Chief Conductor

Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande

Conducts world premiere of Elliott Carter's Instances with the Seattle Symphony
Conducts world premiere of John Luther Adams' Become Ocean with the Seattle Symphony
Conducts US premiere of Dusapin's Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Renaud Capuçon
2012
Announced as Chief Conductor of La Monnaie/De Munt in Brussels
Conducts world premiere of Georges Aperghis' Shot in the Dark with International Contemporary Ensemble
2011
Conducts Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston and the West Coast of America

Ravel’s Daphnis / Harbison’s Symphony No. 4 / Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin / Mahler’s Symphony No. 1

 

Conducts first subscription concerts with the Seattle Symphony as Music Director

Frank Zappa’s Perfect Stranger from Dupree’s Paradise / Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto (with violinist Renaud Capuçon) / Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3

 

Conducting debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Messiaen’s Offrandes oubliées / Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain with cellist Lynn Harrell / Franck’s Symphony in D minor

 

Conducting debut with the La Monnaie Orchestra

Dutilleux’s Mystères de l’instant / Mozart – Arias / Britten’s Illuminations (with soprano Barbara Hannigan) / Mozart’s Symphony No. 31

 

2010
Named Music Director Designate of the Seattle Symphony
2009
Conducts world premiere of Georges Aperghis' Happiness Daily with Ensemble intercontemporain
2008
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Asian tour, cover conductor for Bernard Haitink

Mahler‘s Symphony No. 6 / Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 / R.Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben

 

2006
Conducting debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Schumann’s Manfred overture / Mozart’s Piano Concerto K467 (with pianist Jonathan Biss) / Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

Conducting debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Elliott Carter’s Allegro scorrevole / Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 / Brahms’ Violin Concerto (with violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman)

 

2004
Named Assistant Conductor to James Levine at the Boston Symphony Orchestra (2004- 2007)
2002
Named Conductor in Residence with Orchestre National de Lyon (2002-2004)
2001
Invited to study conducting at Tanglewood with Seiji Ozawa

Auditions in Boston included Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1 / Stravinsky’s l’Histoire du Soldat / Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

 

Appointed cover conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (2001-2004)
First meeting with Henri Dutilleux for the Performances of “The Shadows of Time" with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa
2000
Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship course at the Royal College of Music, London (2000-2001), studying with Sir Colin Davis
1997
Began studying for a Master Diploma in conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London (1997-2000)
1995
First Conducting Lessons with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School, Hancock (Maine, USA)

Conducts Bartok’s Hungarian Sketches / Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 / Gershwin’s An American in Paris

 

1994
Started studying for a Bachelor Diploma at Université de Montréal in Violin Performance (1994-1997), a student of Vladimir Landsman
1985
Attended first opera performance (Wagner - Lohengrin )
1979
First started violin lessons
1973
11 December - born in Lyon, France

Sharing birth date with Hector Berlioz, Elliott Carter and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn