Nicolas André


Next home port: Hamburg!

Nicolas André will take up his residence at the Hanseatic metropolis as from the new opera season. He is following music director Kent Nagano’s invitation to Hamburg where the first public opera house within Germany opened already in 1678.

After having made guest-appearances in Annecy, Bordeaux, Bruges, Brussels, Hasselt, Paris, Rennes, Rouen and Zaventem during the current season, our Norman born artist will be assisting Kent Nagano at the renowned Hamburg State Opera. Within this engagement he will also be conducting repertoire performances of Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Die Zauberflöte as well as Hänsel and Gretel among others. 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.


A Festival in the Normandy

Hervé Niquet invited him to collaborate closely at the Concert Spirituel, Kent Nagano made him his regular assistant. Two great, highly sensible musicians recognized in Nicolas André a strong, outstandingly compelling personality. The young and versatile conductor from the Normandy works with the great musicians of our time and follows their traces which lead him again to Arromanches (Normandy) this summer where Nicolas André founded an exciting festival full of imagination already 2009.

Please check out the concerts Nicolas André will be conducting at the Festival d’Arromanches this year: link

All information concerning the Festival d’Arromanches can be found here.


A conductor who creates new worlds

Nicolas André goes his way discreetly but surely, with a lot of determination and an open spirit. Graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, he created both the ensemble "Les Enchantements", devoted to the interpretation of baroque music, and the choir "Diakhrôma" with which he offered a platform for numerous young composers. Subsequently, he created the festival d'Arromanches near his hometown, where a youth orchestra (also created by Nicolas André) plays the great symphonic repertoire from Mozart over Brahms and Stravinsky to Poulenc. He tries new concert formats and collaborates for example with "Accordzéâm", a group of popular music, offering with them an original vision of the New World Symphony by Dvorak. Success with the public guaranteed!