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Chloé Dufresne chosen in Brittany

Chloé Dufresne has been appointed as Associate Artist at Orchestre national de Bretagne for the coming season, one of three such appointments, alongside composer Barbara Assiginaak and cellist Astrig Siranossian.

In November 2024 she conducts the orchestra in three concerts exploring the power of culture in times of conflict, with music by Ukrainian composers Myroslav Skoryk and Bohdana Frolyak, as well as Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto. She returns to the orchestra in April 2025 with a programme including Coleridge-Taylor, Chevalier de Saint-George and Price.

Dufresne serves as Artistic Director of Paris-based Orchestre Ostinato and is Artist in Residence at the Opéra de Paris Académie programme for the 2023–24 season, where she is currently assisting Pablo Heras-Casado in Così fan tutte.

Previously, she was a Conducting Fellow at the 2022 Lucerne Festival and a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the 2022–23 season. She won both audience and orchestra prizes at the 2021 Besançon Conducting Competition and was a finalist at the 2021 Malko Competition.

As well as conducting core repertoire, Dufresne is committed to new music, and her vocal and choral conducting background leads her naturally to opera. She conducts orchestras across the Nordic region and her native France, and with her reputation spreading, has recently made debuts in Japan, Hong Kong, Finland, Switzerland, Germany and the US.