KD SCHMID Adrien Perruchon


Adrien Perruchon

Biography – about the artist.

Music Director of Orchestre Lamoureux from season 2021/2022

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, Orchestre National d’Île de France, 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, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Salzburg and 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, Vadim Gluzman, Edgar Moreau, Kristine Opolais, 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 Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, 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 2020/21 season Perruchon will give his debut in London at Cadogan Hall, as well as debuts with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Suzhou Symphony Orchestra. He returns to orchestras including Tapiola Sinfonietta and Brussels Philharmonic.

In the opera pit, in the 2019/20 season Perruchon conducted a Laurent Pelly production of Offenbach’s Le roi Carotte at Opéra de Lyon. Past opera highlights include leading a new Florentine Klepper production of Bizet’s Carmen at Opéra de Dijon, as well as 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 Barrie Kosky's acclaimed production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld at the Komische Oper Berlin. Perruchon has also assisted at various European festivals and opera houses including Alain Altinoglu in Paris and for the Salzburger Festspiele 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). Further releases include the Violin Concertos of Stravinsky and Corigliano with Amanda Favier and Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège (NoMadMusic, April 2020), and Beethoven's and Liszt's First Piano Concertos with Jae-Hyuck Cho and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (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 2020/2021

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Ground Control


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Salle Gaveau


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Busan Cultural Center


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Seongnam Arts Centre


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Salle Gaveau


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Halle aux Grains à Toulouse


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Tonhalle Düsseldorf


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Sian Watson

Associate Artist Manager

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Gautier Capuçon, Orchestre de chambre de Paris

11.2020, Warner Classics, CD

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Stravinsky / Corigliano

Amanda Favier, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

04.2020, NoMadMusic, CD

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Nino Rota - Works for Harp

Brussels Philharmonic, Anneleen Lenaerts, Emmanuel Pahud

03.2019, Warner Classics, CD

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Beethoven & Liszt: Piano Concertos

Jae-Hyuck Cho, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

03.2019, Sony Classical, CD

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„Adrien Perruchon leads the orchestra from Liège in an exciting performance in which one often holds one's breath.“

Pizzicato, Remy Franck, 30.03.2020

„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