Nicolas André makes his own way of career with enthusiasm and determination. After graduating from the Conservation national supérieur de musique et de danse (CNSMD) de Lyon, he founded the Festival d’Arromanches which he himself administrates as artistic and musical director. He also founded a youth orchestra which is associated to the festival for the presentation of a wide-spread symphonic repertoire from Mozart via Brahms and Stravinkskyto Poulenc. Within his festival-program he tries out new concert formats for instance when inviting the folk-music ensemble „Accordzéâm“ to perform an original and delightful version of Dvorak’s Symphony „From the New World“.
Hervé Niquet invited him to become associate conductor at the Concert Spirituel while Kent Nagano asked him to join the Hamburg State Opera as his musical assistant. Two great, highly sensible musicians recognize Nicolas André as a strong, outstandingly compelling personality.
Nicolas André also appeared as guest-conductor of the Orchestre national Bordeaux Aquitaine (hommage to Carolyn Carlson at the Bordeaux Opera), the Orchestre national de Montpellier, the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, the Orchestre lyrique de Région Avignon Provence, the Brussels Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
From 2018/19 onwards, in the frame of his new position at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, he will be conducting repertoire performances of Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Die Zauberflöte and Hänsel und Gretel. He will also be in charge of conducting German composer Philipp Maintz’s new opera Thérèse Raquin upon Emile Zola’s novel of the same title. The new opera will be world-premiered both at the Salzburg Easter Festival and at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.