Adrien Perruchon
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The unexpected that often reveals a great conductor.

Le Figaro
13 / 24


Taking over concerts at short notice, including a live radio and television broadcast is not an easy task for even the most experienced conductors, particularly when the orchestra is a major ensemble such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a prime venue such as Paris’s new l'Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio. The events that unfolded in December 2014 when the young Frenchman Adrien Perruchon was put in this situation left no doubt that we have seen the launch of a major conducting career.

Recently appointed a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Adrien Perruchon will make his debut with the orchestra in the 2015/16 season. The success last December resulted in an immediate re-invitation to conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Perruchon will further work with orchestras including the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orquesta Filharmónica de Jalisco and the Cologne Opera for a new production of Don Giovanni.

While pursuing an active career as an orchestral musician Perruchon has collaborated with such distinguished artists such as Daniel Barenboim at La Scala, Milan, the late Claudio Abbado with the Orchestra Mozart in Bologna. He assisted at various European opera houses including Alain Altinoglu in Paris and François-Xavier Roth in Cologne.   For Cologne Opera he will conduct performances of their new Don Giovanni production. He is also assisting Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Philharmonia Orchestra London as well as Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Born in 1983, Adrien Perruchon started his musical training with the piano before moving on to bassoon and percussion later on in his career. Appointed Principal Timpanist with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France by Myung-Whun Chung in 2003, he also holds this position at Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. 

SEASON 2015/2016


“The flexibility of expression, smooth transitions, the controlling dedication, fluent transparency and moderate lyricism all demonstrate a capacity to keep an eye on the overall structure whilst truly engaging with the musicians.”

Concert Classic, Michel le Naour, 12.12.2014

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