Laurent Campellone (Conductor)|
Massenet's Ariane earned international attention.
In concert, Mo. Campellone has conducted the Orchestre National des Pays de
la Loire, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Nancy, Orchestre National du Capitole
de Toulouse, Orquesta Sinfonica Brasileira, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, as well
as the symphonies at Festival de la Chaise-Dieu and Festival Berlioz, among
At the age of 23, Mo. Campellone became Musical Director assistant of the
Opéra Toulon for five seasons, conducting grand lyric repertory as well as
operetta and ballet in France and abroad in Philadelphia, Bilbao, Naples, and
Montreal. During this time, he conducted more than thirty works, including
Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Die
Walküre, Lucia di Lammermoor and
La Traviata. He later studied with Christoph
Eschenbach, musical director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Hamburger
Symphoniker, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and soon added to his repertory the
symphonies of Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich, Messiaen, Berlioz, and
In October of 2001, at 29 years old, he was chosen unanimously as the first
prize winner of the Eighth International Competition for young conductors of the
European community, which took place in Spoleto, Italy, in association with the
Academy of Saint-Cecile in Rome. This international prize was presented to him
by the President of the jury, Maestro Bruno Bartoletti.
Mo. Campellone holds a degree in conducting from the Frederic Chopin
Conservatory of Paris, as well as a degree in philosophy. He continues his
studies in violin, tuba, percussion, and voice.