Cyril Englebert

Young Belgian conductor, Cyril Englebert studied at the Liège Conservatory  where he has been graduated in piano and conducting. At the same time, he participates in several international conducting competitions and works with renowned conductors such as Yuri Simonov, Sir Neville Marriner, Patrick Davin, Ronald Zollman, Pierre Bartholomée, Georges-Elie Octors ...

He was also the musical and artistic director of the Jean-Noël Hamal orchestra for six seasons, as well as two choirs from the Liège region. Spotted by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera in 2010, he hired him as assistant to the musical direction in November 2010 at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. Several engagements will follow at the head of the orchestral musicians of Liège to ensure the musical direction of several performances hailed by critics (Offenbach / Belle Hélène, Puccini / Tosca, Auber / Manon Lescaut, Offenbach / Orphée aux Enfers, )

These opportunities allow him to work with, among others, Paolo Arrivabeni, Christian Zacharias, Claudio Scimone, Jose Cura, Lionel Lhote, Sumi Jo, Sebastien Droy, Mark Rucker, Daniella Dessi, June Anderson, Jodie Devos, Marc Laho, …

Passionate also by symphonic music, he is regularly invited by the Hulencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra and the Liege Royal Philharmonic.

Recently he was brought to work at the Metz-Métropole Opera to conduct Donizetti / Don Pasquale and took over at a moment's notice the musical direction of Benatsky / L'Auberge du Cheval BlancHe was then invited back to ensure the openings of the 18-19 and 19-20 seasons with Gounod / Faust and Verdi / Rigoletto.

He is also regularly invited by the Opéra de Reims where he has already conducted several works for the past two seasons (Benatsky / L'Auberge du cheval blanc, Gounod / Faust and Verdi / Rigoletto)

 

Very fond of choreographic work, he conducts his first ballet, Indicible Beethoven in collaboration with the Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra. This creation around Beethoven's music for quartet, of which he also arranges for string orchestra, will be choreographed by Gil Schamber.

 

During the 21-22 season, he can be seen conducting the Reims opera orchestra in Bizet / Carmen. He will also ensure the French creation of the opera of Castelnuo - Tedesco / Aucassin and Nicolette.

 

Cyril Englebert is also in charge of teaching choir conducting at the Intitut Royal de musique et de pédagogie (IMEP) and from septembre '21 at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège