Laurent Couson

Laurent Couson


a modern conductor and composer
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2019Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, B Minor (fingal's Cave)Conductor
2018Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmannConductor
2018Massenet: ManonConductor
2017Orff: Carmina BuranaConductor
2017Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2015Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op. 123, D MajorConductor


Laurent Couson has touched a number of trades over the 20
years of his career, alternating as a composer, writer, pianist and orchestra

At a very young age he graduated successfully from the Music
Conservatoire of Tours (France) followed by the Conservatoire Supérieur de
Paris and Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He started writing his works at
Radio France, followed by Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre de
la Ville, and finally Carnegie Hall in New York.

For five years he served as an Associate Music Director of the
Three Cultures Orchestra and Chorus based in Rabat and Seville, Spain. As a
conductor he directed his own works with musicians of National Orchestra of
France, Paris Opera Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre Lamoureux, National
Orchestra of Prague, London Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Bulgarian
Radio, Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Budapest, European Camerata
and Orchestra of Andalusia, Beijing Symphonic Orchestra, Bangkok Symphonic

He also performed as a pianist and arranger alongside many
famous jazz and pop musicians such as Charles Aznavour, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
Didier Lockwood, Francis Lai, Régine, Liane Foly, Anggun, Michel Fugain, Marc
Lavoine, Marianne James, Arielle Dombasle, Sylvie Joly, Louis Bertignac,
Cecilia Cara, André Ceccarelli or Jean-Marie Ecay.

His writing talents promptly met his composing skills
resulting in the creation and production of several successful musicals including
"Anges et Démons", "Romeos et Juliettes" or "Monsieur
Luxure", all of them critically acclaimed.

Resolutely returning to film music composition, he signed the
original scores for a number of feature films including movies by Claude
Lelouch, Luc Besson, Xavier Palud or Nae Carenfil, as well as many productions
in China, where he gave out over a hundred live performances.

He also expressed himself as an actor, including the lead role
in Claude Lelouch's motion picture "Ces Amours là" followed by
"Salaud on t'aime" alongside Johnny Hallyday, as well as "Un
plus une" alongside Jean Dujardin.

Since 2015, he has been active as a Music Director and
Conductor for South Asia Symphonic Orchestra and Bangkok Chamber Orchestra, as
well as the CEO of South Asia Music Production and Studio 28 in Bangkok.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26, B Minor (fingal's Cave) Immediately 2019
Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmann Immediately Les Musiciens du Louvre 2018
Massenet: Manon Immediately Les Musiciens du Louvre 2018
Orff: Carmina Burana Immediately 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Immediately 2017


Paris conservatory of music