Nicolas Andre

Nicolas Andre

Conductor

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«" Players from the Liverpool Philharmonic – [...] and Nicolas Andre – drew out the beauty of the score. "»
The Independent- 4/03/2013 (2016)

Bio


Nicolas André appeared as guest conductor of the Orchestre national de Montpellier, the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, the Orchestre lyrique de Région Avignon Provence, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Concert Spirituel and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Since 2013 he has been associate conductor of the Vlaams Radio Koor. He is also a regular assistant of Kent Nagano at the Ingolstadt Festival (where he had the opportunity to work with the London Symphony Orchestra) and at the Hamburg State Opera.


Hervé Niquet invited him to collaborate closely at the Concert Spirituel, Kent Nagano made him his regular assistant. Two great, highly sensible musicians recognized in Nicolas André a strong, outstandingly compelling personality. The young and versatile conductor from the Normandie works with the great musicians of our time and follows their traces.



In 2009, he founded the Festival d’Arromanches being its artistic and musical director since then. He founded a youth orchestra which is associated to the festival. He has collaborated with soloists such as Julien Behr, Frédéric Caton, Sabine Devieilhe, Mara Dobresco, Anaïk Morel, Gabrielle Philiponet, Nemanja Radulovic and David Violi and invited guest-conductors such as Samuel Jean, Nicolas Krüger, Hervé Niquet and Sébastien Rouland.



In 1999, he founded the Baroque ensemble "Les Enchantemens" which he conducts from the continuo and which he focuses on the French repertoire of the 17th and 18th century with. He also founded the vocal ensemble "Diakhrôma", a true musical laboratory. He is particularly fond of working together with young composers such as Jean-Louis Agobet, Raphaele Biston, Philippe Gouttenoire, Eric Lebrun, Sébastien Lecornu and Vincent Manac’h.


In 2008 he completed his studies with a first price (with distinction) at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon in the class of Bernard Tétu, having also received special artistic guidance by Pierre Cao.




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