French-born conductor Chloé Dufresne was finalist of the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition 2020 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. For the past five years has studied with Maestro 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.
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. She was invited to conduct at the Helsinki Festival, in Narva Opera, Vichy Opera, Toulon Opera, Rouen Opera and in La Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre Pasdeloup in January 2020.