Philippe Forget , conductor and composer

Philippe Forget is an orchestral conductor and composer. He works

regularly for Opera de Lyon where he has conducted performances

of The Tales of Hoffmann, The Damnation of Faust, The Child and

the Spells and operas by Copland, Blacher and Glass. He has

appeared as guest conductor of the Thessaloniki State Symphony

Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Campinas in San Paolo, the

Hudson Valley Orchestra in the USA, City Chamber Orchestra of

Hong Kong, the National Orchestra of Lorraine, Opéra de Limoges,

Opéra National de Bordeaux and Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris. He

has served as Associate Conductor of the Camerata de Bourgogne

and from 2008 to 2013 was chief conductor in residence of the

Orchestre Regional Bayonne-Cote Basque. In 2009 he was invited

by the International Festival in Verbier to conduct performances of

Don Giovanni. Since 2014 he has appeared as guest conductor at

the Festival Opéra des Landes where he has conducted Carmen,

La Boheme, Rigoletto, Werther, Faust and La Traviata. His

compositions have been performed at the Studio-Opéra-Bastille in

Paris, the Florence Gamo Festival in Italy, the Edinburgh and

Ramsgate Festivals in the UK and on Radio France. Philippe Forget

is currently music director of Orphéon-La Compagnie Vocale in

Lyon and artistic director of the Labeaume Festival of Music. His

projects include collaborations with punk star Iggy Pop, rap singer

Oxmo Puccino and the artist Jane Birkin.