Jean-Claude Casadesus

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Jean-Claude Casadesus (born Jean-Claude Probst) is a French conductor.

Biography[edit]

Casadesus was born in Paris on December 7, 1935, the son of actress Gisèle Casadesus and her husband Lucien Pascal. He began his career as a percussionist before studying composition and conducting with Pierre Dervaux and Pierre Boulez.

In 1969 he was hired as assistant conductor at the Paris Opéra and the Opéra-Comique. In 1971 he co-founded the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire with Pierre Devaux, and acted as Devaux's deputy there until 1976. In 1976 he became principal conductor of the Orchestre nationale de Lille, performing concerts locally and internationally. He directed the French Youth Orchestra in 2007.

Distinctions[edit]

In 2004, the Victoires de la musique classique awarded him a victory of honour.

Discography with l'Orchestre National de Lille[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Le plus court chemin d'un cœur à l'autre, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Éditions Stock
Preceded by
Aucun
(création de l'orchestre)
Chef principal, Orchestre national de Lille
1976-
Succeeded by
...
Preceded by
Emmanuel Krivine
Directeur musical, Orchestre français des jeunes
2005-2008
Succeeded by
Dennis Russell Davies