Ever since her success replacing James Conlon at very short notice in the 7th Symphony of Shostakovich at the Orchestre National de Montpellier in 2006, French conductor Ariane Matiakh has established herself internationally in a repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to contemporary music.
Winner of the prestigious "Révélation des Victoires de la musique" in 2009 and a laureate of the Donatella Flick LSO competition in 2008, she has since lead several renowned orchestras including the Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland- Pfalz, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Gävle Symfoniorkester, WDR-Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Bochumer Symphoniker, Israel Camerata, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Upsalla Chamber Orchestra as well as the opening concert of the Kurt Weill festival in Dessau. Opera productions she has conducted include La bohème and La Sonnambula at the Oper Graz, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Komische Oper Berlin and Don Pasquale at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg. She has also recently conducted a staged production of the Nutcracker at the Dutch National Ballet.
Forthcoming highlights include working with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and a return at the Aalborg Symfoniorkester.
Her first recording for the label Capriccio, featuring works by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix with piano-duo Mona and Rica Bard, has recently been released to great critical acclaim.