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Olivier ROBE, Conductor






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Short biography
French conductor Olivier Robe, was first educated as a cellist. In his home town Caen, then in Paris and eventually in Germany at the Folkwang Universität der Künste, in Essen. Subsequently he decided to study orchestral conducting in Finland with the legendary professor/teacher Jorma Panula.

More recently, Olivier Robe made his successful debut at the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Thüringen-Gotha and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders (shortly also known as Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. All above mentioned orchestras have meanwhile re-invited him).

Robe’s career was built through several European orchestras, including amongst others : the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Pori Sinfonietta (Finland), the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Kammerorchester Berlin, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra Warsaw.

Meanwhile he can look back on particular partnerships with three main Romanian orchestras : the Bucharest Radio Orchestra, and both the Philharmonic Orchestras of Moldavia and Bacau.

Robe’s repertoire embraces several styles from the baroque era up to the XXth  century repertoire. Belgium’s renowned conductor Philippe Herreweghe asked Olivier Robe at multiple occasions to assist him at the so called “Orchestre des Champs-Elysées”, amongst others within the framework of CD-recording for the label Harmonia Mundi. This cooperation has enabled him to approach classical and romatic repertoire both in a historical informed as in a modern way. The more he got the opportunity to work together with composers such as G. Ligeti, L. Berio, H.Dutilleux, K. Stockhausen, M. Kagel, Y. Xenakis and O. Neuwirth.

cv-update : January 2018


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