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Jacques Delac?te, Conductor

Jacques Delacôte is an internationally renowned conductor who has appeared on the podiums of major orchestras and opera companies for the past four decades.  Notable orchestras include: The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philhrmonic and Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de Paris and Orchestre National de France. Wiener Symponiker, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Royal Orchestra of Belgium and Danish Royal Orchestra, Scottish  National and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic and Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra.

Notable opera companies where he has led productions include: Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera , the Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, State Opera Stuttgart, Semper Oper Dresden,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden as well as the English National Opera in London, the Welsh National Opera, the Scottish Opera  the Opera de Paris, Monnaie de Munt  Brussels, Zurich Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Lyric Operaof Chicago, Pittsburgh Opera, L’Opera de Montreal, Canadian Opera Company, Teatro Fenice, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires,  Gran Teatro del  Liceu in Barcelona, the Royal Swedish Opera, Tokyo Nikikai Opera, and the New National Theatre Tokyo. 

He also conducted at many festivals, including:  Flandern, Orange, Wiener Klangbogen, Wiener Arkadenhofkonzerte,  Musiktage Leipzig, Savonlinna,, Mérida, Pablo Casals Puerto Rico, Las Palmas, and The Proms at Albert Hall London.  In addition, he collaborates frequently with such important radio orchestras including the BBC London, RIAS Berlin, SDR Stuttgart, SWF Baden Baden, WDR Cologne, Bavarian Radio Munich and MDR Leipzig.

Notable recordings he has led include:  La Traviata, Carmen, Turandot and Otello live from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Roméo et Juliette, Hérodiade, and Samson et Dalila live from the Liceu Barcelona; Carmen live from Earls Ccout London; José Carreras and Friends live from the Royal Theatre Drury Lane London; and albums of French Opera Arias with José Carreras; Operatic Arias with Samuel Ramey as well as an album of works by Bizet for the The Royal Philharmonic Collection.

Born in France, Jacques Delacôte is a graduate from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and from the Vienna Music Academy where he was a pupil of Prof. Hans Swarowsky. In 1971 the talented young conductor was elected unanimouslythe winner of the gold medal at the Dimitri-Mitropoulos-Competition  in New York, which opened his way to an important international career.  As an assistant of such famous music personalities like Darius Milhaud and Leonard Bernstein he earned valuable experiences and, in 1972, made his conducting debut leading  subscription concerts with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jacques Delacôte has also led  Master Classes at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich.

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