French-born conductor Chloé Dufresne was finalist of the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition 2020, Laureate of the Tremplin des jeunes cheffes organised by La Philharmonie de Paris and semi-finalist of the Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition 2018.
She is currently completing her Masters degree at 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, Matthias Pintscher, Susanna Mälkki, Hannu Lintu. She has been fortunate to conduct first-class orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sinfonia Lahti, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Ensemble Intercontemporain.
In recent years Chloé Dufresne punctually assisted Sakari Oramo with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (2018). She conducted concerts with Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, 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 also assisted Sakari Oramo for Mayerbeer’s Etoile du Nord in Kokkola Opera (2017), and Jérome Pillement for Donizetti's La fille du régiment in Opéra de Montpellier (June 2018).
For the season 2020-2021 Chloé Dufresne’s upcoming engagements include concerts with Orchestre Pasdeloup in la Seine Musicale, debut with Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Tour, Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Montpellier.