I love music, and it’s mutual.

Armin Jordan’s kind words have followed me throughout my career, since my early days at the local fanfare in Jougne, a small village in eastern France.

An improbable journey punctuated by choices, imperatives and opportunities. They have led me from playing the clarinet to the joy of conducting orchestras and working with great soloists. 

Interpreting, conducting, transmitting — what can be more thrilling? 

My gratitude towards those who supported me nurtures my motivation to train new generations. It’s a delicate task, in a world ever less forgiving towards the fundamentals of discipline and excellence. 

Yet before me lie many crossroads, choices and — I dare believe — opportunities. I know where I’m headed, I keep moving forward, for the love of music and its audience.

I am the founder and conductor since 2011 of the Orchestre des Nations. With it, I have accompanied prominent artists such as Renée Fleming, Khatia Buniatishvili, Maxim Vengerov, Gautier Capuçon, Alexandra Conunova, Miloš Karadaglić and Pretty Yende.  

As guest conductor, I have travelled across the world from Zurich, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Monte Carlo, Brussels and Amsterdam to Aspen, Pristina, Tenerife, Durban, Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo. 

Upon graduating as clarinetist from the French National Conservatory of Music (CNSM) of Lyon, I debuted in 1991 with the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, under the direction of Claudio Abbado.  

At the age of 22, I was hired as bass clarinet soloist by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. 16 years later, in 2009, Marek Janowski prompted me to dedicate myself exclusively to conducting. 

I have also been teaching bass clarinet, then chamber music and orchestral excerpts, at the Haute école de musique (HEM) of Geneva since 1997.

The Orchestre des Nations is both an outcome of my career path and a constant source of motivation. It was born from a twofold ambition: replicate the tremendous energy I had experienced among prestigious youth orchestras, and make classical music accessible to the widest possible audience.

• Orchestre National de Lyon (2009-2011) – resident conductor
• Orchestre du Conservatoire de musique de Genève (2009-2021) – music director
• Seoul International Community Orchestra (2017-2019) – music director

Master classes:
• Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapour
• Seoul National University
• Central Conservatory, Beijing
• Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance