Nicolas Krauze, French conductor born in France in 1974, has accomplished most of his musical studies in the United States, France and Russia. Studying first as a violinist, then conducting, he has studied mostly at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Moscow Gnessin Institute.
Among others, his conducting professors and advisers have been Gennady Cherkassov, Edward Ambartsoumian, Nicolas Brochot, Zsolt Nagy and Christoph Eschenbach.
Nicolas Krauze has been recently invited to conduct the Orchestre et Opéra National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon (France), the Orchestre et Opéra Avignon-Provence (France), the Orchestre National d'Île de France (France), the Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), the Lamoureux Symphonic Orchestra (France), the Paris Symphonic Orchestra (France), the Orchestre de Chambre de Versailles (France), the Wiener Concert-Verein (Austria), the Lecce Symphony Orchestra (Italy), the Bari Symphony Orchestra (Italy), the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Palermo, Italy), the Györ Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), the Almaty Symphony Orchestra (Kazakhstan), the National State Orchestra of Kazakhstan, the Saint-Petersburg State Academic Orchestra (Russia), the Briansk Symphony Orchestra (Russia), the Guayaquil, Loja & Cuenca National Orchestras (Ecuador), the Szczecin Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Lomza Chamber Philharmony (Poland), the Kielce Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Bialystok Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Lublin Symphony Orchestra (Poland) and the Olomouc Symphony Orchestra (Czech Republic).
He has also conducted over 300 concerts with the Nouvelle Europe chamber orchestra ( www.orchestre-nouvelle-europe.com ) based in Paris, France, and for which he is principal conductor and artistic director.
He's been unanimously appointed by the board and the musicians as Principal Guess Conductor of the Almaty Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan for the 2013-2014-2015 seasons.
He's recently conducted soloists such as François-René Duchâble, Lise de la Salle, Henri Demarquette, Nemanja Radulovic, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Gérard Caussé, Alexandra Soumm, Svetlin Roussev, David Grimal, Nicolas Dautricourt, Jean-François Zygel, Sandor Javorkaï, Dimitri Maslennikov, Rachel Kolly d'Alba, Maja Bogdanovic, Romain Leleu, Marc Laforet, François Dumont, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Bruno Fontaine, Marat Bisengaliev and Denis Kozhukhin.
In the lyric field, he has conducted around Europe various productions (among others Gounod's Faust, Verdi's Aïda, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and Don Pasquale, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Oscar Strauss's Three Walz, Lehar's Merry Window and Offenbach's Vie Parisienne) for a total of over 100 representations.
During the 2013/2014 season, he will conduct about 40 concerts, including two international tours in Brazil and China, and will be invited as guest conductor with major symphonic orchestras in France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil and Ecuador.
« Nicolas Krauze conducts with profound insight in the music, outstanding technical skills and an excellent relationship with the musician he works with. His charisma helps him to project his musical ideas immediately to the audience ». Christoph Eschenbach, conductor