CONDUCTOR - SPECIAL FACULTY - Boris Perrenoud :: Faculty :: esim

Boris Perrenoud was born in Switzerland in 1966. Son of the composer JeanFrédéric Perrenoud, he began studying violin at the age of 6 and gave his first concerts as a soloist in Switzerland and abroad at the age of 10. At the age of 19, he received his professional capacity diploma in violin and music theory at the Neuchâtelois Conservatory. He continued his studies in the conducting class at the "Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Privat Universität" (Austria) and obtained his diploma with distinction.

He specializes in the Salzburg Academy, at the Tanglewood Music Institute in the United States, working under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Ferdinand Leitner and Seiji Ozawa. He also collaborated with Herbert von Karajan, for audiovisual productions in Vienna.

He is a winner of the "Verein der Freunde der Musikanstalten der Stadt Wien" and the Kiefer-Habizel Foundation award. He was chosen to conduct the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the "Young Talents" cycle at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and won first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Assisi.

Since 1984, he has continued his international career, being invited on a global scale and conducting hundreds of concerts, operas, radio and television broadcasts with orchestras, such as: the Argentine Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Radio Orchestra, London Concert Sinfonia, Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, Palermo Massimo Theater Orchestra, Paris Sinfonietta Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in the most prestigious concert hall such as, Golden Hall of El Musikverein in Vienna.

He conducted the Jussieu Choir in Paris with the soloists of the Opéra Bastille. He was First Guest Conductor of the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; professor at Seoul University; music director of the Curi Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul;

He conducted a series of concerts with the famous Seoul City Professional Choir. He is also regularly invited to give conducting master classes and serve on the jury of international music competitions. He has made many recordings for major label such as SONY MUSIC and UNIVERSAL. The quality of the recordings has been identified by international critics.