“Pierre Bleuse, one of the most brilliant conductors of his generation and without a doubt a big name on the international scene in the close future” (Bertrand Chamayou), “Pierre’s work is remarkable” (Gautier Capuçon). " Pierre Bleuse is greatly supported by many international soloists, and possesses an inspiring enthusiasm and charismatic authority. Pierre Bleuse is at the beginning of a leading international career. In 2012 he successfully replaced Josep Pons with Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse and has regularly been invited back, and has built a strong relationship with the Orchestra. He is also supported by Opera de Lyon, where he made his debut in November 2017. He conducted the Orchestra again in February 2018 at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique, alongside Angela Gheorghiu, Gautier Capuçon and Paul Meyer, and will return in the 2018/19 season to conduct Dido and Aeneas. Pierre Bleuse has an established presence in France, conducting orchestras such as Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, and Orchestre d’Auvergne. Further afield he has been invited to conduct Utah Symphony Orchestra, after being spotted by Thierry Fischer whilst performing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg during a European tour of the Animato Foundation Orchestra in 2014. Pierre Bleuse will make his debut with Orchestre de Paris, MDR Sinfonieorchester and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande during the 2018/19 season. Being very involved with contemporary repertoire, Michael Jarrell requested him to conduct his opera Cassandre, performing with Fanny Ardant and the Lemanic Modern Ensemble at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in January 2017. He will also conduct Jarrell’s anniversary concert in October 2018 in Victoria Hall (Geneva) with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Emmanuel Pahud. Pierre Bleuse created the Musika Orchestra Academy in 2008 in partnership with Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, considered a place of great exchange and collaboration between musicians and players in the musical sphere. Pierre Bleuse studied conducting with Jorma Panula in Finland and Laurent Gay at the Haute École de Genève. He won First Prize in the violin category at Conservatoire de Paris, and he has performed with prestigious orchestras across the world, including Orchestre National de France.