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Marc Leroy-Calatayud


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Marc Leroy-Calatayud
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Born and raised in Lausanne by a French father and a Bolivian mother, Marc was recently appointed Associate Conductor for L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève 2022-23. This follows his position as Artist-in-Residence of Orchestre National de Cannes for the 2021-22 season. Marc was Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Bordeaux from 2016 to 2019 where he regularly conducted opera and ballet performances, as well as symphonic concerts. He is a conducting fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater Heute (2018-2021) and studied conducting in Vienna and Zürich with Mark Stringer and Johannes Schlaefli.

2022-23 symphonic highlights include debuts with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Kanazawa Orchestra Ensemble and returns to Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne and Real Filharmonía de Galicia. As Associate Conductor for L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Marc conducts three projects this season, including a New Year’s Concert featuring music by Offenbach, an experimental nightclub project, and a concert version of Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet with Benjamin Bernheim. He has also recently worked with orchestras including Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine or Orchestra della Toscana.

A passionate opera conductor, Marc enjoys a wide operatic repertoire from Händel and Mozart to Ravel, Weill and Rihm. He is engaged for three projects over the next few seasons at the Palazetto BruZane, conducting Reynaldo Hahn’s opera O mon bel inconnu at Opéra de Tours and Opéra de Rouen. Further opera highlights include productions of Donizetti’s Un Elixir d’amour at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Arthur Lavandier’s La Légende du Roi Dragon, among others. Marc also has a real flare for ballet productions. In February 2023, he has been engaged by the National Ballet of Japan to conduct Roland Petit’s production of Coppelia (Delibes). He has also recently conducted Prokofiev’s Cinderella, choreographed by Sir David Bintley, and La Fille mal Gardée at the Opéra National de Bordeaux.

Marc is a strong advocate for musical education and outreach projects. In 2009, he founded a youth symphony orchestra, l’Orchestre Quipasseparlà, with the aim of finding new ways to make music accessible to everyone. This included concerts in hospitals, retirement homes and homeless shelters. Marc also has a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing some of the greatest operatic masterpieces to wider audiences.

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Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva