Born in Geneva in 1962, Philippe Béran has a Scientific and Musical educational background. He holds a degree in theoretical physics from the University of Geneva for science. In addition, he received the first prize from the Geneva Conservatory (clarinet and conducting) and the Paris Conservatory (clarinet).
He has an international career and conducts about a hundred concerts and performances each season with prestigious institutions. In addition to a very vast repertoire, ranging from the 18th to the 21st century, in all musical genres, he has four primary areas of expertise: ballet, film concerts, guided concerts for young audiences and families, and new works.
He has always succeeded in creating rich and long-lasting relationships with the institutions he works for. These include the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande since 1992 (30 years!), the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra) (1996-2010), the Opéra National de Bordeaux (the Bordeaux National Opera) (1997-2007), the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève (the Geneva Chamber Orchestra) (since 2001), the Grand Théâtre de Genève (since 2002), the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (since 2003), the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra) (2003-2012), Royal Swedish Opera (2009-present), Capitole de Toulouse (2010-present), The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (2012-present), Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (2014-present), Orchestre National de France (2016-present). He has also worked with the New York City Ballet and the Ballet National de l'Opéra de Paris (the Paris Opera Ballet).
Philippe Béran was appointed as a Chevalier de l’ordre du Mérite Culturel de la Principauté de Monaco (Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit in the Principality of Monaco) in November 2019.