Cultivating a passionate interest for the orchestra very early on.
This interest feeds on a form of fascination that she experiences when the sound material is taking shape and the orchestral colours are deepening. She is mesmerised by the extent of possibilities in combining textures of sound and contrasts and by the energy and the musical power of large symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and wind ensembles.
The concept of “orchestra” instantly submerges her entire being to resonate with every aspect of her musical experience linked with musicology, live performance and the transmission of a musical heritage.
The path to conducting: the conservatory and the discovery of musicology
Alongside her initial training at the regional conservatory of Limoges, Chloé began studying music and musicology at university. She successfully obtained her DEM – highest diploma delivered in French regional music academies – in saxophone, chamber music and music analysis and history. She then graduated from Paris-Sorbonne (Bachelor) and the University of Tours (Master and PhD). In 2015, she became Doctor of Music and Musicology after defending a thesis on the major French jazz orchestras active from 1945 up to the present day. Her qualifications as a lecturer and a researcher have enabled her to partake in the elaboration of several published works (Les territoires du jazz; La Catastrophe apprivoisée : Regards sur le jazz en France; Jazz Research Journal – Equinox, Vol. 5).
Orchestral conducting: the central element of her musical growth
Chloé first received guidance in conducting from Philippe Nahon and Cecilia Weston before she joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique in Paris. In 2016, after taking a training course in orchestral conducting with Dominique Rouits, she graduated from the Ecole Normale with the French Diplôme de Direction d’Orchestre (delivered by the following jury: Roger Boutry, Alexandre Myrat and Ronald Zollman). In 2017, she was then awarded the Diplôme Supérieur de Direction d’Orchestre (jury: Alexandre Myrat, Laurent Campellone and Vincent Leroy).
In France, she draws great inspiration from conductors like Aurélien Azan-Zielinski, Claire Gibault, Claude Kesmaecker and Julien Masmondet. She also improves her technique abroad by taking part in selective American and European masterclasses. She eventually started working with renowned maestros such as Jin Wang, Jorma Panula, Kenneth Kiesler, Christian Ehwald, Sigmund Thorp, Marin Alsop, Grant Llewellyn and Riccardo Frizza. Now, she often receives advice from Alexandre Myrat, her mentor and coach.
The start of a flourishing career.
Through many inspiring projects, Chloé was able to meet outstanding artists from various regions of France and abroad (Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Romania, Hungary and the United States). She has then conducted works from the repertoire and masterpieces in collaboration with the Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Bretagne among others. She was assistant conductor during the festival Music in the Alps in 2018. In the area of opera, she supervised the creation of the Labopéra Périgord-Dordogne – a collaborative opera company, included in the national network of the Fabrique Opéra. Chloé will be conducting Carmen, the famous opera by Bizet (April 2022). In 2020, she experimented with baroque music and conducted Alcina by Haendel during the Académie Lyrique in Vendôme. She was also Dominique Rouits’ assistant conductor at the Opéra de Massy during the 2017-2018 musical season. During the 2021 edition of the International Conducting Competition in Bucharest, Chloé won the BMI Award (Bucharest Music Institute Award) at the end of the final round of the competition. In 2019, she won the 15th Danube Conducting Competition in Budapest.