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Yan Pascal Tortelier

Yan Pascal Tortelier enjoys a distinguished career as a guest conductor of prestigious orchestras throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. Having begun his musical career as a violinist and pursued general musical studies with Nadia Boulanger, he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara. From 1974 to 1983 he was Associate Conductor of the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Subsequent positions have included Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Ulster Orchestra (1989 – 92), Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic (1992 – 2003), Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (2005 – 08), and Principal Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (2009 – 11). He is also Principal Guest Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His long association with Chandos Records has resulted in an extensive catalogue of recordings, notably with the Ulster Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, which includes award-winning cycles of orchestral works by Debussy, Ravel (featuring his own orchestration of Ravel’s Piano Trio), Franck, Roussel, and Dutilleux. He has also conducted critically acclaimed recordings of repertoire by composers ranging from Hindemith and Kodály to Lutosławski and Karłowicz. Most recently Yan Pascal Tortelier has recorded Ravel’s Piano Concertos coupled with Debussy’s Fantaisie with the pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and a disc of works by Florent Schmitt with the soprano Susan Bullock and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

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