Joshua Weilerstein, Artistic Director
The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL) has constantly spread its wings to become one of the most sought-after orchestras in Europe. The appointment of one of the most promising young conductors of the new generation, the American Joshua Weilerstein, as its new conductor in 2015 is clear proof of this. Trained in Mannheim (some forty instrumentalists), he covers a vast repertoire ranging from the early baroque to contemporary creations.
Resident of the Salle Métropole, the OCL is the regular host of the Opera de Lausanne pit and the privileged partner of numerous institutions in the region, such as the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, the Manufacture (Haute école des arts de la scène), the Pierre Gianadda Foundation in Martigny, the Avenches Opera Festival or the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Vevey. It is also a long-standing partner of Swiss Radio Television, whose programmes it has nurtured from the outset and in return benefits from its vast national and European broadcasting network.