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Nicolas Krauze © Laurent Bugnet


Nicolas Krauze has accomplished most of his musical studies in the United States, France and Russia. Studying first as a violinist, then conductor, he has attended the Washington Conservatory of Music, Gnessin State Musical College and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Among others, his conducting professors and advisers have been Nicolas Brochot, Zsolt Nagy and Christoph Eschenbach.

On the symphonic platform, Krauze has led performances with renowned ensembles in France (Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie, Orchestre National Avignon Provence, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris), Monaco (Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo), Italy (Arena di Verona, Lecce Symphony Orchestra, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana), Greece (Athens State Orchestra), Hungary (Győr Philharmonic Orchestra), Kazakhstan (Almaty Symphony Orchestra and National State Orchestra), Poland (Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Kielce Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra and Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum), Romania (Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Sibiu), in the Czech Republic (Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra), Russia (Samara, Voronezh and Barnaul Symphonic Orchestras), Moldavia (Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra), and Ukraine (National Philharmonic of Ukraine and Lviv State Philharmonic).

In 2003 Krauze created Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe ( based in Paris, France, for which he is the principal conductor and artistic director. Under his lead it has performed more than 400 concerts on some of the most prestigious stages and festivals in France. Abroad, over the last five years, the orchestra played more 35 concerts in China, two major tours in Brazil, one tour in South Korea and various concerts in Germany, Italy and Belgium.

Soloists performing under his baton include: Alexandre Kantorow, Renaud Capuçon, Nemanja Radulović, Lise de la Salle, Alena Baeva, Anastasia Kobekina, Henri Demarquette, Sergeï Nakariakov, Vadym Kholodenko, Gérard Caussé, Alexandra Soumm, François-René Duchâble, Edgar Moreau, Svetlin Roussev, Leticia Muñoz Moreno, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Plamena Mangova, Rémi Geniet, Sandor Javorkaï, Hildegarde Fesneau, Romain Leleu, Marc Laforêt, François Dumont, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Julian Trevelyan and Denis Kozhukhin.

On the operatic stages Krauze has conducted productions in Europe, including such titles as J. Massenet’s Thaïs, Ch. Gounod’s Faust, G. Verdi’s Aida, G. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, La fille du régiment and Don Pasquale, P. Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, O. Strauss’s Three Waltzes, F. Lehar’s Die lustige Witwe and J. Offenbach’s La vie parisienne for a total of over 100 representations.

In 2018 Nicolas Krauze was unanimously appointed, by the board as well as the musicians, Principal Guest Conductor of Ukraine’s National State Philharmonic Orchestra in Kiev.

Nicolas Krauze is represented in collaboration with Artistainternational.

∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura. Updated March 2022

Opera Repertoire

Donizetti, L'elisir d’amore
Donizetti, Don Pasquale
Donizetti, La fille du régiment
Gounod, Faust
Lehár, Die lustige Witwe
Massenet, Thaïs
Moniuszko, The Haunted Manor
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte

Mozart, Don Giovanni
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro
Offenbach, La vie parisienne
Strauss, Three Waltzes
Verdi, Aida (concert version)
Verdi, Falstaff (concert version)
Verdi, Simon Boccanegra (concert version)

Oratorio Repertoire

About 50 to 100 works with baroque repertoire
About 50 major works of the classical period
All L. v. Beethoven symphonies
About 50 major symphonic works from the romantic repertoire
About 20 major works from 20th century repertoire
About 10 world-creations of contemporary music