Still in his early thirties, Lionel Bringuier has already travelled extensively across the globe at the invitation of symphonies, chamber orchestras and opera houses, and in the 2020/21 season he continues the position of Artiste Associé in his home town with Opéra de Nice. This unique appointment gives him the opportunity to curate a series of special programmes which he will also conduct, and to invite several of his closest musical partners, including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Gautier Capuçon and Nicolas Bringuier.
Very well-known across Europe, most recently having served as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (2014 – 18), Bringuier has held previous posts at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, the Orchestre de Bretagne and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. The 2020 – 21 season will feature guest appearances in Montpellier and Liège, concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Tonhalle in Zürich and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. Operatic periods this season include Bizet’s Carmen in Bergen and Die Zauberflöte in Tokyo with the Nikikai Opera Foundation.
Bringuier’s close relationship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic already spans more than a decade, and during this period he has also developed a strong reputation across North America, working with the orchestras in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco, as well as the New York Philharmonic.