French conductor Nicolas Krauze has accomplished most of his musical studies in the United States, France and Russia. Studying first as a violinist, then conducting, he has studied mostly at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Moscow Gnessin Institute.
Among others, his conducting professors and advisers have been Gennady Cherkassov, Edward Ambartsoumian, Nicolas Brochot, Zsolt Nagy and Christoph Eschenbach.
Nicolas Krauze enjoys an international career of about 40 concerts every season all over the world, with orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’Île de France (France), the Orchestre et Opéra National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (France), the Orchestre et Opéra Avignon-Provence (France), the Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), the Lamoureux Symphonic Orchestra (France), the Paris Symphonic Orchestra (France), the Orchestre de Chambre de Versailles (France), the Arena di Verona Symphony Orchestra (Italy), the Lecce Symphony Orchestra (Italy), the Bari Symphony Orchestra (Italy), the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Palermo, Italy), the Wiener Concert-Verein (Austria), the Györ Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), the Almaty Symphony Orchestra (Kazakhstan), the Almaty State Philharmonic (Kazakhstan), the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Orchestra (Russia), the Briansk Symphony Orchestra (Russia), the Guayaquil, Loja & Cuenca National Orchestras (Ecuador), the Szczecin Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Lomza Chamber Philharmony (Poland), the Kielce Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the BialystokSymphony Orchestra (Poland), the Lublin Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Wroclaw Chamber Philharmony (Poland), the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra (Romania), the Sibiu Symphony orchestra (Romania) and the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic).
He has also conducted over 300 concerts with the Nouvelle Europe chamber orchestra for which he is principal conductor and artistic director.
He’s recently conducted soloists such as François-René Duchâble, Lise de la Salle, Denis Kozhukhin, Henri Demarquette, Nemanja Radulovic, Gérard Caussé, Sergeï Nakariakov, Alexandra Soumm, Edgar Moreau, Svetlin Roussev, Plamena Mangova, Tatjana Vassiljeva, David Grimal, Nicolas Dautricourt, Jean-François Zygel, François-Joël Thiollier, Sandor Javorkaï, Dimitri Maslennikov, Rachel Kolly d’Alba, Maja Bogdanovic, Romain Leleu, Sarah Nemtanu, Deborah Nemtanu, Marc Laforet, François Dumont, Yan Levionnois, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Marat Bisengaliev and Roberto Cominati.
In the lyric field, he has conducted around Europe various productions (among others Gounod’s Faust, Verdi’s Aïda, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Don Pasquale, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Oscar Strauss’s Three Waltz, Lehar’s Merry Widow and Offenbach’s Vie Parisienne) for a total of over 100 representations.
During the 2014/2015 season, he will conduct about 40 concerts, including two international tours in South America, will make his debut at the Rio de Janeiro Theatro Municipal and at Buenos Aires Teatro Colon, and will be invited as guest conductor with major symphonic orchestras in France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Russia.
« Nicolas Krauze conducts with profound insight in the music, outstanding technical skills and an excellent relationship with the musician he works with. His charisma helps him to project his musical ideas immediately to the audience ».
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor