Encouraged by Pierre Boulez, rising star Julien Leroy started his career as Assistant Conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain (EIC) from 2012 and 2015 (with Susanna Mälkki, then Matthias Pintscher). In 2014, he was awarded the ADAMI ‘Talents Chefs d’Orchestre’ Prize.
An accomplished violinist, Julien Leroy studied conducting at the Sergiu Celibidache Stiftung München with Konrad von Abel and Adrian McDonnell in Paris, followed by masterclasses directed by Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula and Daniel Harding, whom he also assisted (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra).
Recent highlights include the premiere of Kein Licht, an opera composed by French composer Philippe Manoury, at the Opera-Comique last season, a co-production of Ruhrtriennale, Berliner Festspiele, Luxembourg Theaters, Zagreb National Croatian Theatre, Festival Musica and Ircam and a concert in tribute to Pierre Boulez at the KKL in Luzern.
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