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Claire Levacher

Conductor

 

NEWS

CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA 

 

Claire Levacher conducts the RSO-ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester at the
Wiener Konzerthaus for the TV LIVE concert event on 16. and 17. December 2022.

 

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KLANGFORUM WIEN

Claire Levacher conducts the Klangforum Wien for two creations at the Konzerthaus Wien on 12. December 2022.

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BOOK RELEASE

 

Claire Levacher's conversation with Agathe Cagé about her conducting experience will be released on 10. November 2022 at l'Aube edition.

 

BIOGRAPHY

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Ever since her successful debuts at the Opéra National de Lyon in 2009 , Claire Levacher has established herself internationally as a conductor with a wide operatic and symphonic repertoire including contemporary world premieres.  

She often appears as guest conductor with leading ensembles such as the Radiosymphonie Orchester Wien, the Wienerkammerorchester, the Symphonieorchester Voralberg, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre d'Auvergne, the Orchestre de Picardie, the Dalasinfonietta of Sweden, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Lebanon, the Vietnam Philharmonic Orchestra.

After serving as assistant conductor at the Opéra National de Paris, at the Opéra Comique in Paris, at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and at the Theater an der Wien, Claire Levacher has been invited to conduct at the Göteborg Opera , at the Theater an der Wien-Kammeroper, at the Bregenz Festival, at the Opera du Rhin, at the Prague Opera, at the Graz Opera.

 

From 2020 onwards, Claire Levacher is Professorin für Orchesterausbildung at the University of Graz, Austria. Before 2011, she had developed her pedagogical activity as professor of conducting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) and as Musical Director of the Orchestre des Lauréats at the CNSMDP. She has also been invited to conduct at the Univeristy of Illinois (USA), at the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik, at the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy, at the franco-german Opus XXI Academy and at the Neemrana Foundation (India).


A pianist by training, Claire Levacher obtained three first prizes from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Michigan (USA) and she was awarded a French government grant to further study conducting with Leopold Hager at the Musikhochschule of Vienna. She won the first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Treviso (Italy) and the second prize in orchestral conducting at the Prague Spring International Music Festival (Czech Republic).

 

In the 2022/2023 season, Claire Levacher conducts the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna for the «Christmas in Vienna » TV live concert at the Konzerthaus of Vienna and makes her debuts with the Klangforum of Vienna for two creations of Sarah Nemtsov and Michael Pelzel. A reinvitation brings her back to Bregenz Festival with Werther of Massenet.


In recognition of her services to French musical life, Claire Levacher has been appointed 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres' by the French Ministry of Culture.

 

SCHEDULE

 Klangforum Wien / Wiener Konzerthaus

12 Dezember 2022

XENAKIS : Okho for 3 percussionists (A. Lipowski,L. Schiske,B. Wilker)
NEMTSOV : Sacrifice – Suite für Ensemble UA
PELZEL : „Pavlopetri“ – in memoriam Iannis Xenakis

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RSO – ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien / Wiener Konzerthaus

16, 17 Dezember 2022 – Live TV

CHRISTMAS IN VIENNA

Katharina Konradi, Jamie Barton, Rolando Villazón, 
Wiener Singakademie, Wiener Sängerknaben, Bartolomey Bittmann
Matthias Bartolomey, cello, Klemens Bittmann, violin, mandola

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Kunst Universität Graz / Ligeti-Saal

28, 30 Januar / 1, 3 Februar 2023

BOESMANS : Reigen

Gesangsstudierende, Opernorchester der KUG

Inszenierung : Ingo Kerkhof

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Oper Graz

11, 12, 16 Februar / 1, 4, 5, 31 März / 15, 27 April 2023

BIZET : Carmen (Ballett)

Choreografin : Beate Vollack

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Dalasinfoniettan Orchestra / Falun

24, 25 March 2023
 

GLUCK : Iphigenia in Aulis Overture

STAERN : Sånger om bländvit kärlek, for alto and orchestra (Pers Anna Larsson, alto)
BERLIOZ : Romeo and Juliet’s Love scene
CHERUBINI : Symphony in D

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Kunst Universität Graz / Ligeti-Saal

8, 9 Mai 2023

BEETHOVEN : Egmont (Schauspielmusik zu Goethes Drama)

KUG Orchester, Institut Jazz, Institut Schauspiel, Mitglieder des Stegreif.Orchesters

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Bregenzer Festpiele

14, 16, 18, 19 August 2023

MASSENET : Werther 

Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg

Regie: Jana Vetten

 

 

PRESS


Opéra de Lyon
Le Roi malgré lui, Chabrier
Mise en scène : Laurent Pelly


 

« L’orchestre est tenu de bout en bout, épanoui, pimpant, d’une belle étoffe, parfaitement d’accord avec un choeur très animé, nous rappelant, à chaque mesure, que Le Roi Malgré Lui fourmille de trouvailles et d’imprévus. »


OPERA MAGAZINE


 

« Dirigentin Claire Levacher animiert das Wiener Kammerorchester zu einem hochdramatischen Puccini »


KURIER 


 


Theater an der Wien - Kammeroper
La Bohème, Puccini 
Inszenierung : Lotte de Beer


 

« French conductor Claire Levacher brings a deft touch to the Bizet score, balancing delicacy and restraint in tender moments with powerful emotionnal impact in the marches and dramatic scenes. The premiere was interrupted frequently with bursts of applause. »

PRAGUE POST

Prague Opera
Carmen, Bizet
Stage director : Zdenek Troska


 

« La cheffe française Claire Levacher maitrise parfaitement son sujet et crée une pâte sonore, sensuelle, ductile et mouvante, passant de la retenue à l’emportement d’un coup de baguette. L’Orchestre de l’opéra semble parfaitement à l’écoute et répond comme un seul homme avec mention particulière au pupitre des vents dont le velouté fait merveille.» 

« Für das Orchester ist diese Dirigentin ein echter Glücksfall. Ihre Gesten sind präzise, klar, aber auch anfeuernd und mitreissend.»

« Es ist ihr [Claire Levacher] sehr gut gelungen und das Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg hat das auch wirklich sehr kompakt realisiert, sehr stimmungsvoll realisiert. »

FORUM OPERA
 

Göteborg Opera
La Voix humaine, Poulenc
Mise en scène : David Radok



 

GENERAL-ANZEIGER

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK KULTUR

Beethovenfest Bonn


 

Bregenzer Festpiele
To the lighthouse, Seglias
Inszenierung : Olivier Tambosi



 

 

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