L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
Orchestre National de Cannes
Opéra National de Bordeaux
Born and raised in Lausanne by a French father and a Bolivian mother, Marc was recently appointed Associate Conductor for L’Orchestre de chambre de Genève 2022-23. This follows his position as Artist-in-Residence of Orchestre National de Cannes for the 2021-22 season. Marc was Assistant Conductor at the Opéra National de Bordeaux from 2016 to 2019 where he regularly conducted opera and ballet performances, as well as symphonic concerts. He is a conducting fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater Heute (2018-2021) and studied conducting in Vienna and Zürich with Mark Stringer and Johannes Schlaefli.
2022-23 symphonic highlights include debuts with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Kanazawa Orchestra Ensemble and returns to Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne and Real Filharmonía de Galicia. As Associate Conductor for L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Marc conducts three projects this season, including a New Year’s Concert featuring music by Offenbach, an experimental nightclub project, and a concert version of Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet with Benjamin Bernheim. He has also recently worked with orchestras including Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Orchestra della Toscana, Opéra National de Lorraine (in concert), Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, and Orchestre National de Cannes (as 2021-22 Artist in Residence).
A passionate opera conductor, Marc enjoys a wide operatic repertoire from Händel and Mozart to Ravel, Weill and Rihm. He is engaged for three projects over the next few seasons at the Palazetto BruZane, conducting Reynaldo Hahn’s opera O mon bel inconnu at Opéra de Tours and Opéra de Rouen. Further opera highlights include productions of Donizetti’s Un Elixir d’amour at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Arthur Lavandier’s La Légende du Roi Dragon, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Henri Rabaud’s Marouf, Savetier du Caire with Opéra National de Bordeaux, and Die Sieben Todsünden with Ensemble Nomade. Marc has also assisted a number of productions including Les Troyens at Bayerische Staatsoper (Daniele Rustioni), Platée and Oedipe at Opéra National de Paris (Marc Minkowski, Ingo Metzmacher), Jakob Lenz at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Ingo Metzmacher), and Alcina at Wiener Staatsoper.
Marc also has a real flare for ballet productions. In February 2023, he has been engaged by the National Ballet of Japan to conduct Roland Petit’s production of Coppelia (Delibes). He has also recently conducted Prokofiev’s Cinderella, choreographed by Sir David Bintley, and La Fille mal Gardée at the Opéra National de Bordeaux. Marc made his ballet conducting debut in June 2018 with a Kylían-Béjart-Robbins production, and just one year later made his debut with Opéra de Lyon in September 2019 for their production of Spiral Pass, a double-bill choreographed by Russel Maliphant.
Marc is a strong advocate for musical education and outreach projects. In 2009, he founded a youth symphony orchestra, l’Orchestre Quipasseparlà, with the aim of finding new ways to make music accessible to everyone. This included concerts in hospitals, retirement homes and homeless shelters. Marc also has a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing some of the greatest operatic masterpieces to wider audiences.
August 2022 – Photo: Jérémy Torres