Discover the new Orchestral Conducting class

Monday 2 October from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Discovery day with Chef Mathieu Herzog

The programme includes a tour of the Concervatoire and a meeting with Mathieu Herzog, conductor of the A Passionato ensemble, who will be leading this brand new class from January 2024, accompanied by concert pianist Yulia Orlova.

Mathieu Herzog will present the content of the conducting course, lead a technical lesson and invite participants to take part in a first conducting exercise.

Places are limited, so booking is strongly advised.


Artist and teacher, conductor, composer and orchestrator Mathieu Herzog trained with great masters such as Semyon Bychkov, Daniel Harding, Gábor Takács-Nagy, György Kurtäg, Menahem Pressler, Alfred Brendel, Mitsuko Uchida... 

A former founding member and violist of the Quatuor Ebène, he travelled the world with the quartet for 15 years (1999-2014), performing on the greatest international stages. He won the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition in 2003 and the A.R.D. International Competition in Munich in 2004. In 2008, he became artistic director of the Printemps musical de Saint-Cosme festival. He also regularly gives masterclasses around the world. In addition to his career as a chamber musician and soloist, Mathieu Herzog is passionate about conducting. In 2014, he left the Quatuor Ebène to create his own ensemble, Appassionato.

In 2019 they recorded W.A. Mozart's last 3 symphonies together for the Naïve label. In 2021-2022 Mathieu will create, again in partnership with Naïve, Appassionato le Label and recorded two new albums on C. Saint-Saëns with violinist Jinjoo Cho and Métamorphoses nocturnes, which won an Editor's Choice award from the prestigious Grammophon magazine.

This season he will also conduct the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korean Symphonic Orchestra and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, among others...

Mathieu is also an orchestrator, both for Appassionato as well as classical musicians such as Roberto Alagna, Philippe Jaroussky, Ludovic Tézier, Nadine Sierra and Natalie Dessay... and jazz and pop singers such as Stacey Kent, Rosemary Standley, Bernard Lavilliers and Luz Casals...

In 2019, Mathieu was appointed Musical Director of the Blaricum Music Festival (Holland), a position he has held ever since. He has also been involved in music training and masterclasses for the Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra ever since.

He is also Artiste-Associé at La Seine Musicale, and as such has created the "Vous Trouvez Ça Classique? series for the venue, which aims to help a new audience to come and listen to and appreciate classical music. 

With a passion for literature and history, he is also working on a libretto for a biographical opera about Georges Bizet.

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