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Adrien Perruchon

Biography – about the artist.

Following his extraordinary debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at l'Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio in Paris, Frenchman Adrien Perruchon left no doubt that he is a major talent with the ability to lead his fellow musicians to achieve extraordinary musical results. Perruchon has since worked with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, L’Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre de l’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, WDR Funkhausorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Salzburg as well as the Wiener Symphoniker for his debut at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein as well as on tour throughout Germany with violinist Hilary Hahn. He has also enjoyed collaborations with soloists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gautier Capuçon, Augustin Hadelich, Edgar Moreau, Alina Pogostkina and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Recent highlights include a major European tour with Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, as well as debuts with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Belgian premiere of a new arrangement of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite arranged by Alain Altinoglu, as well as further afield with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival. In the 2019/20 season Perruchon will give his debut in London at Cadogan Hall with soloist Paul Merkelo, as well as debuts with the Ulster Orchestra and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. He returns to Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen on an extensive tour of Belgium.

In the opera pit, in the 2018/19 season, Perruchon led a new Florentine Klepper production of Bizet’s Carmen at Opéra de Dijon. Past opera highlights include conducting performances of Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz), La Bohème (Puccini), Don Giovanni (Mozart) and the L’Heure Espagnole / L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel) double bill productions at Oper Köln. This season, he will conduct a Laurent Pelly production of Offenbach’s Le roi Carotte at Opéra de Lyon. Perruchon has also assisted at various European festivals and opera houses including Alain Altinoglu in Paris and for the Salzburg Festival production of Don Giovanni with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Esa-Pekka Salonen at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Pélleas et Mélisande), and François-Xavier Roth at Oper Köln.

Perruchon’s discography includes an Opus Klassik winning collaboration with Anneleen Lenaerts and Brussels Philharmonic for a disc of works for Harp by Nino Rota, released on Warner Classics (March 2019). A disc of Beethoven's and Liszt's First Piano Concertos with Jae-Hyuck Cho and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra was also released on Sony Classical (March 2019).

Born in 1983, Adrien Perruchon began his musical training on 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, and subsequently with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, he held both positions until 2016. In the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, Perruchon held the position of Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

SEASON 2019/2020

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Glasgow City Halls


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Nino Rota - Works for Harp

Brussels Philharmonic, Anneleen Lenaerts, Emmanuel Pahud

03.2019, Warner Classics, CD

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„The evening, which was enthusiastically celebrated by the audience, ended with shimmering, ingeniously mixed timbres, just like a typical Ravel.“

Rheinische Post, Gert Holtmeyer, 12.01.2020

„Perruchon has an effortless, collected and almost weightless-looking striking technique.“

Westdeutsche Zeitung, Christian Oscar Gazsi Laki, 12.01.2020

„The Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon […] follow the supercharged baton of conductor Adrien Perruchon.“

Olyrix, Charles Aden, 15.12.2019

„He directs Bizet as Debussy or Ravel. It's always seductive, accomplished, refined, precise and vigorous. The orchestra is sumptuous and homogeneous, it sounds round, delicate as flamboyant“

Yvan Beuvard, forumopera.com, 17.05.2019

„Perruchon […] proved to be a conductor of striking talent, bringing clarity to Copland's complex miniatures and treating "Carmina" to a refreshingly crisp and spacious performance.“

Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, 27.08.2018