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AURÉLIEN AZAN ZIELINSKI

Passionately committed to his profession, Aurélien Azan Zielinski approaches each new musical experience in front of the orchestra as an enrichment of his artistic background. He expresses his qualities in varied, often original musical fields, while cultivating his predilection for the great repertoire.

 

Opera also occupies a prominent place in Aurélien Azan Zielinski's repertoire since his debut as assistant to Emmanuel Krivine at the Opéra de Lyon for Gounod's Faust. The links between the dramaturgy, the psychological journey of the characters, the orchestral fabric and the melodic lines of the singers immediately fascinated him. His productions at the Opéra de Metz with Grigori Frid's Le journal d'Anne Frank and in Lausanne with Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the screw were particularly distinguished.

 

Maintaining a special affinity with dance, his direction is imbued with musical and choreographic momentum, where the conductor's gesture must marry the dynamics of the dance to convey to the musicians the sensation of suspension or weightlessness. It is in this spirit that he conducted the Ballet national de Lorraine for Relâche, which was revived by Petter Jacobson, Noé Soulier's Corps de ballet, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique (choreographer Itamar Serusi) and Andriessen's Hoketus (choreography by Alban Richard).

Aurélien Azan Zielinski is well known for his talent as a bridge between different artistic universes, and today he has a wealth of experience in the direction of film-concerts. A delicate art for which he seeks a balance between precision of execution and flexibility in the service of narration. He also makes the most of this listening quality in the context of comic-concerts and illustrated concerts that he conceives and directs. His experience in both short and feature films has also enabled him to sign several recordings of music related to the image.

 

Aurélien Azan Zielinski is also a conductor who defends today's composers, including Gilbert Amy, Jérôme Combier, Gérard Pesson, Julien Dassié, Hector Parra, or Baptiste Trotignon, whose piano concerto "Different Spaces" he created alongside Nicholas Angelich.

 

In concert he has conducted soloists such as Michaël Barenboim, Nicolas Dautricourt, Brigitte Engerer, Miguel-Angel Estrella, Philippe Jaroussky, Philippe Muller, Sarah Nemtanu, Xavier Phillips or Gérard Poulet.

 

Particularly invested in transmission, Aurélien Azan Zielinski is recognized for his teaching talents, particularly invested in the development of high-level amateur practice. He was musical director and conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes en Ile de France and, for more than ten years, associate conductor and musical director of the Alfred Lœwenguth Youth Orchestras. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Conducting at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne and from 2008 to 2014 he was Music Director of the Philharmonie du COGE (Choirs and Orchestras of the Grandes Ecoles).

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COMBO represents Aurélien Azan Zielinski in general management since october 2019