Levacher won three first prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) and a Master's degree in conducting at the University of Michigan and then advanced her skills at the Vienna Musikhochschule with Leopold Hager.
She won the International Conducting Competition in Treviso (Italy) and the 25 awards at the International Conducting Competition in Prague in 2000.
As a teacher from 1998 to 2004, she was regularly invited to conduct the various CNSMDP orchestras and prepare them for conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, Myung-Whun Chung.
In 2002, she was appointed music director of the CNSMDP Laureates Orchestra. She was invited to lead orchestras in France (Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, Orchestre de Région de Bayonne-Côte Basque, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie), in the Czech Republic (Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Academy Orchestra, Severočeská filharmonie of Teplice), Hungary (Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest), and Italy (Filarmonia Veneta Orchestra). She is also regularly invited to conduct the Lebanese National Orchestra and various national orchestras in South America.
In opera, she has been assistant conductor at the Opéra de Nice, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Opéra de Lyon. She has been musical director of various opera productions, including the Prague State Opera.
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- Claire Levacher on Hanoigrapevine
- Claire Levacher on Opera Musica
- Orchestre National du Vietnam Direction: Claire Levacher (YouTube)