Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie & Patrick Davin

Biography Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie & Patrick Davin

Patrick Davin
Conducting contemporary music as well as the general repertoire, Patrick Davin is a renowned conductor, both in the symphonic and in the lyric fields.

A former student of Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös, Patrick Davin has given many world premieres by composers such as Philippe Boesmans, Luc Brewaeys, Bruno Mantovani, Jacqueline Fontyn, Charles Chaynes, Vinko Globokar, Murray Schafer, Conlon Nancarrow, Michael Levinas, Henri et Denis Pousseur, Xavier Dayer, James Dillon, Jean-Luc Hervé, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Kris Defoort and Marco Stroppa.

As a conductor in the symphonic repertoire, Patrick Davin has worked with main orchestras in Germany (Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Stuttgart and München Radio orchestras, Badische Philharmonie, chamber orchestras of Mannheim and Mainz, Musikfabrik in Düsseldorf), in France (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice), in Switzerland (Winterthur and Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande), in the Netherlands (Het Orkest van het Oosten, Gelders orkest, Nieuw Sinfonietta), in Spain (Jonde and Teatro Real, Bilbao orchestra), in Austria (Klangforum in Vienna), in Belgium (Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestre National de Belgique, Flanders Philharmonic, Beethoven Academie) and in Luxembourg (Philharmonic orchestra).

He has collaborated with stage directors such as Luc Bondy (Théâtre de la Monnaie, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Châtelet), Jorge Lavelli (Monaco), Herbert Wernieke (Théâtre de la Monnaie), Christophe Marthaler (Berlin and Hofburg in Vienna), Nicolas Joël (Toulouse), Robert Lepage (Opéra Bastille), Arnaud Bernard (Liege and Bilbao), Andre Engel (Opéra Bastille), Olivier Py (Geneva and Strasbourg), Stephen Langridge (Reisopera), Frédéric Dussenne (Théâtre de la Monnaie), Jürgen Flimm (Hamburgische Staatsoper), Philippe Sireuil (Liege and Antwerpen opera houses), Stefano Mazzonis (Liege), Jean-Claude Auvray (Marseille), Nicolas Brieger (Geneva), Philippe Arlaud (Geneva), Jean-Louis Grinda (Liege, Montpellier, Monaco), Alain Garichot (Geneva, Rennes), Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubeck (Liege), Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser (Marseille), Guy Cassiers (Rotterdam and Théâtre de la Monnaie) and Joël Lauwers (Liege and Théâtre de la Monnaie).

He works with international singers and soloists: Natalie Dessay, José Cura, Ludovic Tézier, José van Dam, Patrizia Ciofi, Alexandre Tharaud, Denis Matsuev, to name a few.

He is conducting the repertoire (die Zauberflöte, Fledermaus, Carmen, La Traviata, Dialogue des Carmélites, Don Giovanni, Werther, …) but also more rare works (La Muette de Portici by Auber), as well as the contemporary ones (Reigen by Boesmans).

Patrick Davin was chief conductor of the ensembles “L’Itinéraire” in Paris, “Musiques Nouvelles” in Belgium and of the Namur choir. He was also first guest conductor of the Opéra de Marseille in France.

He used to be a teacher at the Brussels conservatory.

He is now first guest conductor of the Liege opera house and Artistic & Musical Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.

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