Fabrice Bollon


Fabrice Bollon
Conductor
Fabrice Bollon is internationally acclaimed both in the field of opera and within the symphonic range. After his conducting studies in Paris he continued studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Michael Gielen and took classes with Georges Pretre. His long-term collaboration and friendship with Mauricio Kagel and their enduring friendship was essential for Bollon’s own development as conductor and composer. Since 2008 he has held the position of General Music Director of Freiburg and made a name for himself with the spectacular conducting of the Ring Cycle and Lohengrin at the Theater Freiburg. As composer Fabrice Bollon has published several works for Edition Peters that are performed with great success. From 1994 to 1998, Fabrice Bollon worked as Principal Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Flanders, with which he undertook numerous concert tours, CD and broadcast productions. He held the position of deputy music director of the Opera Chemnitz from 1998 to 2003. Bollon, born in Paris, dedicates a certain amount of his directing for performances of contemporary compositions and has conducted a large number of premieres. Numerous guest appearances led him to SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, SWR Symphonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg and many others. He has worked at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Köln and Stanislavski Theatre Moscow. His discography includes recordings with De Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, Wolfgang Rihms Tutugari Poème dansé as well as Saint-Säens' complete work for violoncello and orchestra with the SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart. He has been nominated “Conductor of the Year” in the Opernwelt Yearbook 2010. The German Music Publishers' Association awarded him and the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra for the “Best Concert Programme 2011/12”.