Musician, member of the jury of the Books & Music Festival


Jérémie Rhorer entered the Maîtrise de Radio-France as petit chanteur in 1985. Here he discovered his passion for orchestra conduction and sang under the direction of prestigious orchestra conductors, such as Colin Davis and Lorin Maazel.

Student of Emil Tchakarov, former assistant of Herbert Karajan, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1991. After his studies of music writing, analysis, conduction and harpsichord, he obtained 4 first prizes, 3 of them unanimously.

Then he became assistant and associate of William Christie and Marc Minkovski, entrusting the latter with the direction of Hercules by G.F. Haendel at the Theater an der Wien and of La Flûte enchantée by W.A.Mozart at the Teatro Real de Madrid.

Currently regularly invited to the main festivals, Aix en Provence, Salzburg, Glyndebourne, the Opéra de Vienna, where he made his debut in 2011, Munich, the Théâtre de la Monnaie, he directed at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, with the Cercle de l'harmonie, a Mozart cycle including Idomeneo, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni and Clemenza du Tito from 2011 to 2014.

Among the orchestras he regularly conducts, we can mention the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Yomiuri orchestra in Japan, the Orchestre National de France, the Netherlands Philarmonic, the Hessicher Rundfunk in Frankfurt.

With the Philharmonia, he conducted in 2013 a production of Dialogues des Carmélites (staging Olivier Py) made by F.Poulenc at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, obtaining in 2014 the Grand Prix du Syndicat de la critique.

The Philharmonia Orchestra has just assigned him, composer and student of Thierry Escaich, a concerto for piano for French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, which will be created in 2017 in London.

In the 2015-2016 season, he started working with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Gewandhaus of Leipzig and then again with the Philharmonia, and conducted his first Verdi (Stiffelio) at the Opéra de Francfort and Béatrice et Bénédict (H. Berlioz) at the Théâtre de la Monnaie.