Chloé Dufresne was awarded a third prize in the prestigious Malko Conducting Competition !

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French-born conductor Chloé Dufresne is the 3rd prize winner of the Malko conducting competition 2021 and finalist of the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition 2020. She was also Laureate of the Tremplin des jeunes cheffes organised by La Philharmonie de Paris in 2018.

She graduated as a Master from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Chloé Dufresne initially studied viola, vocal performance and choral conducting. For the past five years she has studied orchestra conducting with Maestri Atso Almila and Sakari Oramo  at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 2018-2019 she was an exchange student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, learning under  the guidance of Alain Altinoglu.

Chloé has participated in masterclasses with renowned conductors such as Paavo Jarvi,

Mikko Franck, Johannes Schlaefli, David Zinman, Susanna Mälkki, Hannu Lintu.

She has been fortunate to conduct first-class orchestras such as the

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra,

Tapiola  Sinfonietta, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic,

Sinfonia Lahti, Ensemble Intercontemporain.

In recent years Chloé Dufresne punctually assisted

Sakari Oramo with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

She conducted concerts with Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Opéra de Nancy, Opéra de Vichy and Orchestre

Pasdeloup in La Philharmonie de Paris.

When it comes to opera repertoire, Chloé was invited to conduct Bayreuth production of Wagner's Ring for children in Helsinki festival (August 2019), Bellini’s Norma in ‘Narva Opera Days’ (2019), Offenbach's Pomme d'Api in Opéra de Toulon (November 2019). She  assisted Sakari Oramo for Meyerbeer’s Etoile du Nord in Kokkola Opera, and Jérome 

Pillement for Donizetti's La fille du régiment in Opéra de Montpellier.

For the season 2020-2021 Chloé Dufresne’s upcoming engagements include concerts with Orchestre Pasdeloup in la Seine Musicale, debut with Offenbach's Le Voyage dans la lune with Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Tour, Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Montpellier.


JULY 29th - AUGUST 11th 2021

Conducting Masterclass in Gstaad Festival

Teachers : Jaap van Zweden, Johannes Schlaefli


AUGUST 21st - SEPTEMBER 12th 2021

Orchestre de l’Opera de Rouen Normandie

Concerts :
21/08 Paris - festival Classique au vert
26/08 Bagnol de l’Orne, 04/09 Brione, 05/09 Beuzeuville, 10/09 Envermeu, 11/09 Bois Guillaume, 12/09 Condé sur Vire

Mendelssohn, Bruch, Smyth

Violin : Marina Chiche

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OCTOBER 1st 2021

Orchestre National d’Auvergne

Grieg, Pärt, Bach, Wiren 

Viola : Baptiste Vay

OCTOBER 22nd, 23rd 2021

Orchestre National de France

“Petit guide illustré de la musique”

Monteverdi, Rameau, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaïkovski, Wagner, Debussy, Penderecki, Bernstein, Prokofiev

Le Petit Guide illustré de la GRANDE musique | Maison de la Radio


OCTOBER 30th, 31st 2021

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine

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NOVEMBER 26th 2021

Vaasa City Orchestra, Finland

Roussel, Jolivet, Saint Saëns

Flutist : Niamh McKenna

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JANUARY 13th,14th,15th,16th 2022

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Montpellier


Illustrations live : Chloé Perarnau

Composition musicale et textes : Rachel Leach​

Narratrice : Sarah Le Picard

Cherche et trouve | Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier (

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FEBRUARY 13th,15th,17th 2022

Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Nice Côte d'Azur


Mise en scène : Olivier Fredj

Sheva Tehoval, Chloé Chaume, Violette Polchi, Marie Lenormand, Matthieu Lecroart, Kaelig Bochet, Eric Vignau, Thibaut Despantes, Christophe Poncet de Solange

Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Chœur de l’Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur

Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur - Le Voyage dans la Lune (

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MARCH 7th - APRIL 10th 2022

Opéra National de Bordeaux


Cheffe assistante 


APRIL 14th - MAY 18th 2022

Insula Orchestra


Cheffe assistante 

Fidelio David Bobée | Insula orchestra


JUNE 3rd 2022

Orchestre des Amateurs de la Philharmonie de Paris


Salle des Concerts - Cité de la musique


JUNE 4th 2022

Orchestre National d'Ile de France - ONDIF




Malko Competition for Young conducdor 2021

  Tchaikovsky : 4th symphony 1st mov.
C. Nielsen : Maskarade Overture 

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra 12.06.2021

at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark. DR©2021

Debussy: Apres midi d’un faune
Britta Byström: New commission for the Malko Competition

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra  10.06.2021

at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark. DR©2021

Sibelius: Violin Concerto - 1st mov
Soloist: Johannes Søe Hansen


The Danish National Symphony Orchestra

DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark. DR©2021

Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra  9.06.2021

at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark. DR©2021

Haydn: Symphony No. 104 1. mov.

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra 

at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, Denmark. DR©2021

-  More Videos  -

Mendelssohn : Symphony no.3 "Scottish" 

Sibelius Academy Orchestra

In Helsinki Music Center

 Tchaikovsky : Romeo and juliet - Overture Fantasy

Orchestre Pasdeloup
In Philharmonie de Paris

Camille Pépin : Vajrayana

extraits mvt 4-5

Orchestre de Picardie


Rossini : L'italiana in Algeri - Overture
Pori Sinfonietta


Donghoon Shin

Your doubles - mvt 1

Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

Budapest Music Center


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