Sébastien Thomas Bagnoud | Conductor

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Sébastien Thomas Bagnoud

Sébastien Bagnoud conducts renowned orchestras in Switzerland and Czech Republic for over a decade. He is also credited with founding the Sedunum String Orchestra SSO (CH), and the association Opera Studio Praha (CZ) which has staged critically acclaimed shows. (Rusalka, l ’Heure espagnole, Anne Frank ’s diary…) Sébastien Bagnoud made his opera debut in 2014 in Lausanne (CH), in a production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. In 2015 he accepted a last-minute offer to replace the musical director in l ’Opéra du Rhône in Valais (CH), production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in Martigny. Since then, he was appointed conductor resident and mounted many productions such as Orpheus in the Underworld in 2017, Tosca in 2022, and The Barber of Seville in 2023. Carmen will be the next production in summer 2025. From 2015 to 2017 he was also named the musical assistant conductor at the Plzeň opera J. K. Tyla (CZ). He regularly conducted the opera Onegin and Der Freischütz. In August 2018, he was the musical assistant of Maestro John Fiore during the production of Carmen at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva (CH). In September 2021, he made his debut with the National Moravian-Silesian theater in Ostrava (CZ), in the ballet the Corsaire. In April 2023 he started a collaboration with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra of Ostrava.

He also had the opportunity to collaborate with the following orchestras: Palermo Giovanile Mediterranea Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia PKF, Akademičtí komorní sólisté AKS Prague, the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra (CZ), the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Pardubice (CZ), the Olomouc Philharmonic (CZ), The Valéik Philharmonik (CH). He has participated in many festivals such as: the Beirut Chants Festival in Lebanon, the Lebam Festival in Lebanon, the Sion Festival (CH), the Crans-Montana Classics Festival (CH), the Dny Bohuslava Martinů Festival (CZ), Festival Opera Praha (CZ), the Silberbauer music Festival (CZ), the Litomyšl music Festival (CZ)…

For 2 summers, he has been conducting Dvořák ’s opera Rusalka in open air, at the Dvořák Museum in Příbram (CZ), in the exact place where he wrote the work in 1900. The 2024 edition will see the arrival of a new production, the opera The Devil and Catherine by the same composer.

Sébastien Bagnoud holds a diploma in wind ensemble conducting at the Conservatoire of Fribourg, a Bachelor of music and a Master in orchestral conducting from the Haute École de Musique of Lausanne (HEMU), also a professional diploma DAS in orchestral conducting at the Haute École de Musique of Berne (HKB), and a second Master in orchestra and opera conducting at the Music Academy in Prague (HAMU). In July 2017, he won the Yuri Simonov Prize at the International Conducting Competition “Audite”, in Radom, Poland.

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