Jérémie Rhorer, 45, is one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. He continues in the tradition of artist-innovator as the founder and Music Director of Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, leading the exploration of the repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries using period instruments and original tuning. As a conductor, Rhorer is an equally acclaimed interpreter of the works of Mozart as well as modern works. A winner of the Prix Pierre Cardin, Jérémie Rhorer is also a well-respected composer.
Jérémie Rhorer has conducted some of the most distinguished international orchestras, including the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Czech Philharmonic. In-demand as an opera conductor, Rhorer has led productions at the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, La Monnaie in Brussells, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Rhorer has also guest conducted at some of Europe’s most prestigious international festivals, such as Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne, Edinburgh, the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival, and the Spoleto Festival. With Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, he has led pioneering new interpretations of standard operatic works, most recently conducting performances of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia using period instruments at the Edinburgh International Festival and Musikfest Bremen in the summer 2018.
Rhorer has forged a close relationship with the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, where he has conducted a wide range of standard, rarely-performed, and contemporary operas. Following his debut there in 2013 with Spontini’s La vestale, Rhorer gave a celebrated interpretation of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites directed by Olivier Ply, which received a BBC Music Magazine Award 2016 for its DVD recording. Rhorer also led the Théâtre des Champs-Elysée’s Mozart series over several seasons, conducting Le Cercle de l’Harmonie in La clemenza di Tito (December 2014), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (September 2015), and Don Giovanni (December 2016). Live recordings of La clemenza di Tito and Die Entführung aus dem Serail were both released on CD by Alpha Classics. In November and December 2018, Rhorer returned to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to conduct Le Cercle de l’Harmonie in a new production of Verdi’s La traviata directed by Deborah Warner using Verdi’s original 432 Hz tuning. In March 2019, Rhorer will return to conduct Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos directed by Katie Mitchell.
Highlights of Rhorer’s Fall 2018 season included appearances with the Orchesta della Svizzera Italiana and Kammerorchester Basel in September, and conducting the London Philharmonic in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Poulenc’s Orff’s Carmina Burana in October. His season continues in 2019 conducting the Teatro la Fenice Orchestra, Brucknerorchester Linz, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and on tour in Germany with the Russian National Orchestra.