Frédéric Chaslin has been music director of Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra since the 2011 – 2012 season. A conductor, pianist, composer and writer, Frédéric Chaslin was born in Paris. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and Salzburg Mozarteum and started his conducting career in 1989 as assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Paris and Bayreuth. He became Pierre Boulez’s assistant at the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris in 1991.
During his career he has been guest conductor to some of the top international festivals and conducted major opera companies in New York, Berlin, Munich, Leipzig, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Scotland and Wales. He has equally conducted symphony orchestras in France, Austria and Germany. He has an impressively varied repertoire and has been particularly focused on contemporary music, promoting several world premieres. As a composer, Chaslin wrote several operas, among which Suite Chagall for orchestra and Diva Dance for the film The Fifth Element.
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