Emmanuel Krivine

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Emmanuel Krivine (born 7 May 1947, Grenoble) is a French conductor, the son of a Polish mother and a Russian father. He studied the violin as a youth and was a prize-winner at the Paris Conservatoire. He later studied at the Queen Elisabeth School in Brussels.

Musical career[edit]

Inspired by a meeting with Karl Böhm, Krivine began to develop an interest in conducting. He was principal guest conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France from 1976 to 1983. From 1987 to 2000, he was music director of the Orchestre National de Lyon. He has also served as music director of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes for 11 years.

In 2004, Krivine established the orchestra La Chambre Philharmonique. In 2006, he became music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (OPL), with an initial contract of 3 years, after becoming the orchestra's principal guest conductor in 2002.[1] In May 2009, Krivine extended his contract with the orchestra through the 2014-2015 season.[2]

Krivine has conducted recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon, Warner Classics,[3] Timpani, and Naive[4] labels.


  1. ^ Ben Mattison (2005-12-21). "Emmanuel Krivine to Lead Luxembourg Philharmonic". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ Agence France Presse (2009-05-18). "Emmanuel Krivine prolongé à la tête de l'orchestre du Luxembourg". Tageblatt. Retrieved 2009-07-12. [dead link]
  3. ^ Anthony Holden (2005-01-02). "A blue-chip performance: Mahler/Hummel/Vadim Repin". The Observer. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ Tim Ashley (2005-11-25). "Mozart: Mass in C Minor, Piau/ Sollied/ Agnew/ Caton/ Accentus/ La Chambre Philharmonique/ Krivine". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 


  • Myers, Kurtz. Index to record reviews 1984–1987, G.K. Hall, 1989.
  • Pâris, Alain. Dictionnaire des interpretes et de l'interpretation musicale au XX siecle, Robert Laffont, 1989.
  • European Music Directory 2001, Vol. II, Munich 2001.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Serge Baudo
Music Director, Orchestre National de Lyon
Succeeded by
David Robertson
Preceded by
Bramwell Tovey
Music Director, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by