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Conductor, composer, pianist and author, Frédéric Chaslin was born in Paris and educated at the Paris Conservatoire and the Salzburg Mozarteum. He began his conducting career in 1989 as assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Paris and Bayreuth. He became Pierre Boulez’s assistant at the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris in 1991. He became successively Music Director of the Opera in Rouen (1991-94), the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (1998-2001), the Mannheim Nationaltheater (2004-2007), the Santa Fe Opera (2009-2013) and for his second tenure, the Jerusalem Symphony (since 2011) Frederic Chaslin divides his activities equaly between operatic and symphonic performances. At the opera, he conducted the major companies in the world, New York Metropolitan (since 2002), Los Angeles Opera, Berlin Deutsche Oper, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as Leipzig, Dresden, Madrid, Bologna, Roma, Venice, Torino, Tokyo, Oslo, Copenhagen.
In 1993, Frederic Chaslin made his debuts at the Bregenzer Festspiele for Nabucco (93, 94) and Fidelio (95, 96). This started his austrian carreer, followed by the Vienna State Opera were he’s conducted since 1997 over 200 performances. In the symphonic repertoire, he’s conducted all major french orchestras (Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra National, Radio-France Philharmonic, Paris Opera Orchestra), the Milan Scala Philharmonic, Torino Rai, Manchester Hallé, London Philhramonia, London Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Spain National Orchestra, Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra (Lisbon), Israel Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic.
He performed several piano concertos as a conductor/pianist (Ravel 2 piano concertos, Beethoven 5 piano concertos, No 5 with the Vienna Philharmonic in 2001 at the Vienna State Opera).
As a composer, Frederic Chaslin wrote 3 operas and over 50 melodies for soprano, mezzo and baritone. Excerpts of this operas have been sung and recorded by the most famous sopranos (Netrebko, Dessay, Peretyatko, and Damrau who recorded some arias in her CD « Damrau Forver»).
Symphonic compositions include the « Gipsy Dance » for violon and orchestra and a cello concerto. As an author, Frederic Chaslin wrote an essay, « Music in Every Sense » published in Paris (France-Empire) and Germany (Böhlau). He also released a novel based on the life of Gustav Mahler, together with his own orchestration of Mahler’s 10th symphony.
Major recent appearences were two new productions of Tales of Hoffman in Dresden and Copenhagen; Faust, L’Elisir d’Amore, Turandot, Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper; La damnation de Faust in Lisbon; concerts with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Welcoming in the New Year, the Gulbenkian Orchestra performs some of the most popular pieces in the repertoire. In this celebration of hope for the future and great success, Gulbenkian Música welcomes the conductor Frédéric Chaslin, whose career began as assistant to Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez. He then embarked on a very successful solo career, being a recurrent presence in the great European concert halls, both as conductor and as composer and pianist.
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