BIOGRAPHY

French-born conductor Chloe Dufresne began her studies in orchestra conducting at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where she was unanimously awarded the Advanced Diploma in 2015. Currently she is pursuing a master degree in Orchestra Conducting at the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, in the class of  Atso Almila and Hannu Lintu.

Ms. Dufresne has led and worked with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Pori Symfonietta, Joensuu City Orchestra (Finland); Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, Burgas State Opera (Bulgaria); Orchestre de Massy (France).

 


Chloe has participated in masterclasses with renowned conductors such as : Paavo Jarvi, Hannu Lintu, Roger Norrington, Mikko Franck, John Storgårds, Johannes Gustavsson, Jan Söderblom, Eva Ollikainen, Dejan Savic, Johannes Schlaefli, David Zinman, Leif Segerstam, and Eiji Oue.

 

Chloé Dufresne is a recipient of the Selim Eskelin Foundation for opera and  Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la vocation.

 

EDUCATION & ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Currently : Erasmus student in orchestra conducting in Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (teacher : Alain Altinoglu)

  • 2018 : Bachelor dimploma in Orchestra conducting  in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland (2015-2018)

  • 2015 : Orchestral Conducting advanced diploma (unanimity) in Ecole normale de Musique de paris

  • 2014 : Orchestral Conducting diploma (unanimity) in Ecole normale de Musique de paris

  • 2013 : Choir conducting diploma ( mention Très Bien, unanimity) – Boulogne-Billancourt conservatoire

  • 2012 : bachelor of musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne

CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE

  • 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)

COMPETITIONS