French conductor Lionel Bringuier is one of the most engaging conductors of his generation, heralded for his artistic maturity and insightful programming. He appears frequently with the world’s preeminent orchestras, and collaborates with top artists both in concert, in the opera house and on acclaimed recordings.
This season Lionel makes highly anticipated appearances around the world, from New Zealand, to Korea, Singapore and the USA for concert engagements, as well as a reinvitation to the Royal Swedish Opera to conduct a new production of Rigoletto. He also returns to the Dresden Staatskapelle to collaborate with Yuja Wang before embarking on an extensive European tour with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and renowned soloists Daniel Mueller-Schott, Arabella Steinbacher, Sol Gabetta and Jan Lisiecki with performances in Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom.
Spring 2019 sees him return to the United States to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Dallas and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He ends the season with visits to Oslo to conduct Ravel’s Daphnis Suite No. 2 before engaging with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester in Berlin.
Bringuier has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Munich Philharmonic, and has conducted numerous premieres, including Rands’ Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra, Salonen’s Karawanerigo, and the Swiss premiere of Saariaho’s “Trans” for Harp and Orchestra. His discography includes two Ravel compilations on Deutsche Grammophon, among others.
Mr. Bringuier was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French government, and has been lauded with the Médaille d’or à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du jury à l’Académie Prince Rainier III de Monaco and the Médaille d’or from the City of Nice.
In 2007, Bringuier was selected to serve as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He became the youngest to do so in the orchestra’s history, and was reappointed to the position under Gustavo Dudamel and promoted to Resident Conductor in 2011.