Pierre Dumoussaud

Musician

Pierre Dumoussaud won the International Opera Conductors Competition organized by the Royal Opera of Wallonia in 2017. He made his debut on the following year with Carmen. He also gained the First Prize of the ADAMI Conducting Competition “Talents Chefs d’Orchestre” in 2014.

Passionate about opera, Pierre Dumoussaud conducted several productions in 2018-2019: Madame Butterfly at the Opera of Rouen, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Athens National Opera, Werther at the Vichy Opera and Fantasio at the National Opera of Montpellier. Since 2016, he has also conducted Don Carlo, The Turn of the Screw and Peter's Puppet Show at Opéra National of Bordeaux as well as the international première of The Light Princess by Violeta Cruz at Opéra of Lille.

His discography shows his love for French music: he recorded the first full version of the P’tites Michu by Messager with the Pays de la Loire National Orchestra (Palazzetto Bru Zane), Children's Souls by Jean Cras and Evening of battle by Jacques de La Presle with the Opera of Toulon (Hortus Editions). He received the Grand Prix du Livre Jeunesse and a Coup de Coeur by the Charles Cros Academy for the two Roald Dahl / Isabelle Aboulker book albums (Gallimard Jeunesse) he produced with the Paris Chamber Orchestra.

Pierre Dumoussaud has directed some of the greatest classical ballets such as Romeo and Juliet or Giselle at the National Opera of Bordeaux. He accompanied Little Death by Kylián, Songs of a Wayfarer by Béjart and The Concert by Robbins at the Opera of Limoges. He also collaborated with Jean-Claude Gallotta on L’amour sorcier and accompanied several choreographic creations on Spider's Feast by Roussel and Folksongs by Berio.

His musical repertoire grew to span from the 18th to the 21st century with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Real Filharmonía de Galicia, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and the Budapest Opera, as well as some of France’s leading orchestras: the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, the Orchestre National de Metz, the Opéra National de Lorraine, the Orchestre Régional de Normandie, the Orchestre de Pau and the Orchestre de Cannes. Acclaimed by both the critics and the public when he replaced Alain Lombard on short notice and on several occasions, he has since maintained a privileged relationship with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine where he worked as an assistant conductor from 2014 to 2016.

Collaborations with great soloists have already punctuated his career: Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Henri Demarquette, Sarah Nemtanu, Yuval Gotlibovitch, Ophélie Gaillard and François Chaplin. Having forged a great complicity with the upcoming French generation of artists, he conducted Thomas Enhco’s Piano Concerto. He also performed alongside actors such as François Morel or Didier Sandre from La Comédie Française for the centennial of L’histoire du soldat.

Pierre Dumoussaud gained extensive experience by assisting Marc Minkowski, Paul Daniel, Patrick Davin, John Fiore and Pierre Cao. He had the opportunity to work with stage directors like Dimitri Tcherniakov and Olivier Py on the productions of La Bohème, Tristan and Isolde, Simon Boccanegra, Norma, The Damnation of Faust, Le King of Ys, Il Turco in Italia, Semiramide, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro and Alceste. He cut his teeth in some of the greatest lyric institutions such as the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the National Opera of Paris, the Opéra Comique, the Drottningholms Slottsteater and the Royal Opera of the Castle of Versailles.

Pierre Dumoussaud was trained in orchestra direction by Alain Altinoglu at the CNSMDP and Nicolas Brochot at the PSPBB. He co-directed the Symphony No. 4 by Ives at the Lucerne Festival, and received precious advice and guidance by David Zinman, Michel Tabachnik, Susanna Mälkki, David Stern, Jean Deroyer and Frieder Bernius.