Patrick Baton - Choir and orchestra conductor

Patrick Baton Patrick Baton

Presentation :

It is at the Liège Conservatory in the class of Roger Rossel BATON Patrick made his full musical studies (piano, writing, music history, analysis ..) where he obtained the First Prize in Conducting. . He graduated Singing Melody and the Opera Musikakademie Eupen with Walter Meessen.

He continued his training by Gold Medal and Prize for the development lyrical direction Conservatory of Toulon. He then studied with great masters such as Sergiu Celibidache, Francesco d'Avalos and Yuri Simonov. Noticed and awarded in several international competitions (Price Composers Sain-tPetersbourg Prime Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, competitions Radio Budapest, Pedrotti Competition in Trento, Masterplayers Competition Berlin, and jointly won the Concorso per the direzione lirica Giuseppe Patanè, Geneva, Lecce, Grosseto), he led France, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Spain, Italy, Israel, and became the first guest conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the North Caucasus in southern Russia.


First Prize for Choral Conducting at CRMLg he founded the Ensemble Vocal Forlane, and co-directed with Patrick Davin, the Forlane Orchestra. For two years, he is also the assistant Philippe Herreweghe with the Liège Philharmonic Choir.

He also leads the major orchestras of Belgium, first and foremost the Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Wallonia (in 1993) with whom he provides a large number of opera productions and ballets, musicals, and is particularly popular with the public with this project, which is the initiator and the linchpin for six seasons in the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra: Orchestra to Reach of Children. Surrounded by artists such as Marie Gillain, Poelvoorde, Bruno Coppens or Keane, he met with a series of concerts young people a resounding success, bringing the Orchestra of Monte Carlo to adopt the concept in its direction.

The 2007-2010 season including the lead at the head of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (where he is regular guest conductor since 2001), the Tchaikovsky Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the World Chamber Choir, to Rouen Opera, in Paisiello Theatre of Lecce, the Hungarian Opera in Cluj (Romania), the State Opera Bourgas (Bulgaria), the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. has recorded for Philips , Forlane, Syrinx, Full Game and Cypress, Naxos.

He has premiered works by composers Frederik van Rossum, Frédéric Devreese and the sixth symphony and ballet Thumbelina Russian composer Alla Pavlova (Orchestra of Moscow Radio, novelty Naxos 2010).