French-born conductor Chloé Dufresne was semi-finalist of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 and Laureate of the Tremplin des jeunes cheffes organised by La Philharmonie de Paris. She is currently completing her Masters degree at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

      Chloé Dufresne initially studied viola, singing and choral conducting. In 2013 she started studying orchestral conducting at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and for the past 5 years has studied with Maestro Atso Almila 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.

        Chloé has participated in masterclasses with renowned conductors such as Paavo Jarvi, Mikko Franck, Johannes Schlaefli, David Zinman and Matthias Pintscher. She has been fortunate to conduct first-rate orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.


        In recent years Chloé has assisted Sakari Oramo in Kokkola Opera and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Jérome Pillement in Opéra de Montpellier and directed the Chœur Accentus in Opera de Rouen.

      For the season 2018-2019 she has been principal conductor of the Orchestre Inter-Universitaire de Paris .

       Her engagements this season include concerts with Helsinki Festival, Narva Opera, Opéra de Vichy, Opéra de Toulon and Opéra de Rouen. She will make her debut at the Philharmonie de Paris in January with the Orchestre Pasdeloup.


  • Pomme d'Api - Offenbach - Opéra de Toulon (Nov.2019)

  • Le Barbier de Séville - Rossini - Opéra de Rouen et Accentus choir (Sept 2019)

  • Norma's Bellini - Narva Opera - Conductor (August 2019)

  • Lasten Ring - Wagner - Helsinki Festival (2019) - Conductor (August 2019)

  • 14 juillet - Opéra de Vichy - Conductor (July 2019)

  • Orchestre Symphonique Inter-Universitaire de Paris (FR) – Sorbonne Université - Musical Director – Conductor

  • Bellini's Norma – Sellosali – Teatro productions Oy (FI) – Conductor (September 2018)

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic - assistant conductor to Sakari Oramo (Sweden) (August 2018)

  • Nyky ensemble – participation FLOW festival in Helsinki - Conductor (August 2018)

  • G.Donizetti's La fille du régiment – Les Folies d'O Festival assistant conductor to Jérome Pillement (France) (June 2018)

  • Cherubini's Médée – Opéra de Rouen et Accentus choir, conduct by Hervé Niquet - Choir conductor (France) (May2018)

  • Kirkkonummen kamariorkesteri (Kirkkonumi Chamber orchestra) - Invited conductor (May 2018)

  • Purcell's Dido and Eneas -  conductor - Helsinki conservatory (Jan.2018)

  • Mayerbeer's Etoile du Nord - choir master - Kokkola Opera, Finland, dir.Sakari Oramo (2017)

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni - conductor - Alexander theater in Helsinki – director : Ville Saukkonen (June 2016)

  • Tapiola orchestra and Helsinki chamber choir - assistant conductor to Nils Schweckendiek (Oct 2015, Feb & March 2016)

  • Académie de Musique de Paris, choir and orchestra - assistant conductor - (2012-2015)

  • Musique en Seine - musical director -  (2014-2015)