Conductor Jean Deroyer


The French conductor Jean Deroyer was born in 1979. At the age of fifteen he enrolled at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he was awarded five first prizes in conducting, harmony, fugue, counterpoint and analysis. Pierre Boulez then appointed him chief assistant conductor of the Ensemble Intercontemporain for two seasons.
Jean Deroyer has been invited to conduct the following orchestras and ensembles: Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, Südwestrundfunk Symphonie Orchester Baden-Baden, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Israël Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Remix, Ensemble Courtcircuit and Klangforum Wien.
Over several years Deroyer has built a close and privileged relationship with Ensemble Intercontemporain that he conducted several times. Alongside Pierre and Peter Eötvös he conducted
Stockhausen’s Gruppen for three orchestras at the 2007 Lucerne Festival. In September 2007, he made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris at the Salle Pleyel in a concert planned by Henri Dutilleux, and he will work again with this orchestra during forthcoming seasons. With the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, he has recorded Thomas Roussel's Cellar Door, created for the Loris Gréaud exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. This CD was released by EMI Music in February 2008. The next season, he will conduct Jérôme Deschamps' production of a new opera by Aperghis at the Opéra Comique in Paris, with the Klangforum Wien.
Notable forthcoming engagements include concerts with and Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at the Berlin Philharmonie, Hyogo Convention Center Orchestra for a tour in Japan, Orchestre Philharmonique
du Luxembourg, Ensemble Intercontemporain in Rome, Klangforum Wien at the Lincoln Center in New York, Orchestre National de Lorraine and Orchestre National de Lyon.
Jean Deroyer has been appointed Musical Director of Ensemble Court-Circuit from September 2008.