Vincent Renaud

Vincent Renaud

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Awarded the title "Conducting Talent of 2012" by ADAMI, his conducting hailed by critics as “superb” (Le Tout Lyon), "impressive and masterful” (Opernnetz), Vincent Renaud has been invited to conduct the Opéra National de Lyon, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Theater Orchester Biel-Solothurn, l’Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre Régional de Cannes PACA, l’Orchestre Pasdeloup, l’Orchestre de Besançon Franche-Comté, l’Orchestre Colonne, l’Orchestre Régional de Basse-Normandie, l’Orchestre du CNSM de Paris, l’Orchestre de la HEM de Genève, l’ensemble Court-Circuit and many others.
Assistant Conductor to Franco Trinca at the Biel-Solothurn Theatre for the production of Otello, his expertise in conducting opera has garnered Vincent Renaud regular invitations to the Opéra National de Lyon, where he has collaborated on the musical direction of Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher (Romeo Castellucci), Le Comte Ory, La Vie Parisienne and Le Roi Carotte (Laurent Pelly), L’Enfant et les Sortilèges and Der Zwerg (Grzegorz Jarzyna), Claude by T. Escaich (Olivier Py), Dialogues des Carmélites and Pelléas et Mélisande (Christophe Honoré).
In 2016 the production of Der Kaiser von Atlantis by V. Ullman, performed under his “precise and fluid” baton (Classique d’aujourd'hui), received critical acclaim. 
His taste for eclectic musical styles has led him to perform with artists from widely differing artistic horizons, such as singer-actress Agnès Jaoui and the Orchestre Lamoureux at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and the Orchestre Pasdeloup at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the British group Archive at the Grand
Rex, and the multi-genre clarinettist David Krakauer.


A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Vincent Renaud was awarded the “Révélation" Prize by the Académie du Disque Lyrique, for his interpretation of the operaThe Bald Soprano, by American composer Jean-Philippe Calvin.
He was also a prize-winner at the Chenôve International Competition for Young Conductors and finalist in the 52nd Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors.
His deep commitment to classical music education has led him to accept the appointment as Head of the Orchestral Department of the Maurice Ravel Conservatoire in Levallois, where he is responsible for programming, concert production and direction of all the major ensembles.
Vincent Renaud’s musical studies began in Paris, with lessons in piano, horn, harmony and counterpoint. Accepted at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and at the CNSM in Paris, he later pursued his studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, where he obtained a Master’s degree in conducting in the class of Laurent Gay, and his conducting mentors include James Conlon, Kazushi Ono, Martyn Brabbins and David Stern.













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