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François-Xavier
Roth

Conductor

François-Xavier Roth is heralded as a charismatic and inventive conductor. The French musician initially studied flute in Paris, later choosing to pursue a career as a conductor. After completing his training, he worked with Pierre Boulez and Sir Colin Davis.

In 2003, the French conductor founded the orchestra Les Siècles, which performs exciting programmes on both modern and period instruments. The ensemble celebrated the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps in 2013 by performing the work on original instruments in a number of European cities. The CD recording won the 2016 German Record Critics’ Award. During three years, Roth and Les Siècles reached over three million viewers a week via the television series Presto! on France 2. In 2018 the cd recording of Ravel’s Daphis et Chloé won a Gramophone Award.

Roth served as chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure, he focused on the work of Richard Strauss and collaborated with such composers as Rihm, Lachenmann and Widmann. He was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Cologne in 2015, and, in that capacity, holds the post of chief conductor of both the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Cologne Opera. Since 2017, he has also served as principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

François-Xavier Roth makes regular guest appearances with various European, American and Japanese orchestras. He made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in June 2016. In January 2020 he conducted the orchestra in works by Lully, Rameau, Handel, Gluck and Mozart in a programme themed Man & Myth: Alceste.

 

François-Xavier Roth is heralded as a charismatic and inventive conductor. The French musician initially studied flute in Paris, later choosing to pursue a career as a conductor. After completing his training, he worked with Pierre Boulez and Sir Colin Davis.

In 2003, the French conductor founded the orchestra Les Siècles, which performs exciting programmes on both modern and period instruments. The ensemble celebrated the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps in 2013 by performing the work on original instruments in a number of European cities. The CD recording won the 2016 German Record Critics’ Award. During three years, Roth and Les Siècles reached over three million viewers a week via the television series Presto! on France 2. In 2018 the cd recording of Ravel’s Daphis et Chloé won a Gramophone Award.

Roth served as chief conductor of the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure, he focused on the work of Richard Strauss and collaborated with such composers as Rihm, Lachenmann and Widmann. He was appointed Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Cologne in 2015, and, in that capacity, holds the post of chief conductor of both the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Cologne Opera. Since 2017, he has also served as principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

François-Xavier Roth makes regular guest appearances with various European, American and Japanese orchestras. He made his debut with the Concertgebouworkest in June 2016. In January 2020 he conducted the orchestra in works by Lully, Rameau, Handel, Gluck and Mozart in a programme themed Man & Myth: Alceste.

 

Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
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