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Conductor

Fabien Gabel

Biography – about the artist.

Fabien Gabel has established an international career of the highest calibre, appearing with orchestras such as London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Oslo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Praised for his dynamic style and sensitive approach to the score, he is best known for his eclectic choice of repertoire, ranging from core symphonic works to new music to championing lesser-known composers of the 19th and the 20th century.

Gabel starts the 2022/23 season with his debut at the BBC Proms, performing with BBC Symphony Orchestra. The season continues with return appearances to the Tonkünstler-Orchester in Vienna, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. He makes debut appearances with Wiener Symphoniker and at Opera de Paris, performing Calixto Bieito’s production of ‘Carmen’.


Also in Paris in the current season, he embarks upon a large-scale project to record a new score for Abel Gance’s epic film ‘Napoleon’ with the Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, in a production which will appear in cinemas, for online streaming and in live performances. 

In North America, he continues his established relationships with orchestras such as Minnesota Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and he debuts with Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Baltimore and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.

Fabien Gabel performs with soloists such as Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Ax, Bertrand Chamayou, Seong-Jin Cho, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gidon Kremer, Augustin Hadelich, Simone Lamsma, Daniel Lozakovich, Christian Tetzlaff, Gautier Capuçon, Daniel Mueller-Schott, Johannes Moser, Håkan Hardenberger, Emmanuel Pahud, and with singers such as Measha Brueggergosman, Natalie Dessay, Petra Lang, Jennifer Larmore, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Danielle de Niese and Michael Schade.

Having attracted international attention in 2004 as the winner of the Donatella Flick conducting competition, Fabien Gabel was Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra 2004-2006. He was music director of Orchestre symphonique de Québec 2012-2021 and Orchestre Français des Jeunes 2017-2021. 

Born in Paris to a family of accomplished musicians, Fabien Gabel began playing the trumpet at the age of six and honed his skills at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. He played with various Parisian orchestras under prominent conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Simon Rattle and Bernard Haitink before embarking on his conducting career. Fabien Gabel was named “Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government in January 2020.

SEASON 2022/2023

The next dates:

27.11.2022

Opéra national de Paris

Paris

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30.11.2022

Opéra national de Paris

Paris

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03.12.2022

Opéra national de Paris

Paris

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14.12.2022

Domkirche St. Stephan

Wien

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13.01.2023

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra

Stavanger

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19.01.2023

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Birmingham

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17.03.2023

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis

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18.03.2023

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis

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09.04.2023

Auditorium Grafenegg

Grafenegg

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Discography.

French Trumpet Concertos

Håkan Hardenberger | Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

06.2022, BIS, CD

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Gaîté parisienne

Ravel, Poulenc, Offenbach

09.2018, ATMA Classique, CD

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Saint-Saëns, Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5

Louis Schwizgebel, BBBC Symphony Orchestra

10.2015, APARTE (Harmonia Mundi), CD

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Natasha Paremski plays Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

10.2013, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, CD

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Saint-Saëns & Tchaikovsky

Stéphane Tétreault, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

09.2012, Analekta, CD

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News.

Fabien Gabel debuts at the Opéra national de Paris

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Daniel Lozakovich and Fabien Gabel are making their BBC Proms Debut

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Håkan Hardenberger plays French Trumpet Concertos

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The BBC Proms have announced their 2022 summer festival programme

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Debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

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Press.

„Gabel, now armed with baton, delivered a spectacularly vivid, kaleidoscopic reading of Suite No 2 derived from the ending of the ballet score.“

Classic Melbourne, Glenn Riddle, 03.12.2018

„On the podium, under the precise, ardent and expressive lead of the Musical Director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, the orchestra demonstrated the cohesion and vitality that Tchaikovsky’s Symphonie no. 4 requires.“

Le Monde, Marie-Aude Roux, 07.09.2018

„Gabel conjured up a musical vision that was gripping in its intensity. […] Gabel and the Clevelanders provided wonderfully balanced musical support, in a performance that had everything coming together just right.“

Bachtrack, Philipp Nones, 20.08.2017

„It is a particular pleasure to see an artist evolve harmoniously: every opportunity we have to hear the French Fabien […] illustrates this feeling. His superb concert (the program, already) with the Orchestre de Paris showed authority and character, with a gesture that has increased in command.“

Diapason, Rémy Louis, 01.02.2015