Sébastien Thomas Bagnoud
Sébastien Bagnoud conducts orchestras in Switzerland for over a decade. He is also credited with founding a professional ensemble in Sion, the Sedunum String Orchestra, SSO. In 2014 he was charged by the international festival Les Sommets du Classique in Crans-Montana (Switzerland), with assembling and conducting its orchestra in residence. Sébastien Bagnoud made his opera debut in 2014 in Lausanne, 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 (Switzerland), production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell in Martigny. In 2015 he was also named the musical assistant conductor at the Plzeň opera J.K. Tyl, in the Czech Republic. This season, he regularly conducted the opera Onegin of Tchaikovsky and Der Freischütz of Weber. Sébastien Bagnoud has 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 Prague Opera Studio orchestra, the Opera du Rhône Orchestra and the Plzeň J. K. Tyl Opera Orchestra.
Sébastien Bagnoud holds a pre-professional certificate in wind ensemble conducting at the Conservatoire de Fribourg, a Bachelor of Music and a Master in conducting orchestra from the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU), and a professional diploma DAS in orchestra conducting, at the Haute École de Musique de Berne (HKB). Since autumn 2015, he pursued a second Master in orchestra and opera conducting at the Music Academy in Prague (HAMU). He recently won the Yuri Simonov Prize in the final of the International Conducting Competition, in Radom, Poland.