Cofounder, Artistic & Music Director of the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Île-de-France, David Molard Soriano has been leading this youth orchestra since 2016. With the best young generation, some members of the French leading orchestras among them, and brilliant soloists like Patrick Messina, Thomas Ospital, Nathanael Gouin, Trio Karénine…, they present top-class concerts with thrilling repertoire – The Firebird’s complete version, Lutoslawski’s concerto for orchestra, a Shostakovich-based concert about Russian Revolution, Saint-Saëns’ third symphony on the greatest French organ, French-Lebanese composer Bechara El-Khoury’s residence with a closing concert at UNESCO Paris…

 

In parallel, 2019 was a flourishing year for David. First, he was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France for 2019-2020 season. He conducted several concerts with the French leading orchestra and will join them again for two projects in Spring 2021.

 

Last December, he took part to the organization and creation of the first French edition of Vadim Repin’s famous Trans-Siberian festival, alongside with Marina Bower and Jean-Claude Casadesus. He shared the baton with the great French Maestro to conduct the new Trans-Siberian Festival Youth Orchestra for two concerts in Lille, France.

 

When the pandemic occurred, he was creating a new orchestra for the ‘Musique à Beauregard’ festival – La Clusaz, Alps, France, gathering the best members of the young generation for the orchestra and the opera cast, and inviting pianist Dmitry Masleev (2015 Tchaikovsky laureate). The festival had to be cancelled, but David and the whole festival team built a brand-new project together: instead of public concerts, David will conduct Eugen Onegin for an outdoor film directed by Jean-Pierre Loisil.

This disrupted period should also have seen him at the head of the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Île-de-France, and inaugurating a new orchestra in Bruxelles.

 

Found of stage issues, David already conducted Carmen and Dialogues des Carmélites in small version, Madama Butterfly in Bulgaria, La Traviata with Opéra Eclaté on tour through France, and Le Nozze di Figaro at the Eva Ganizate Festival in August 2019. He was also invited in two opera houses for musical theater: Opéra de Limoges and Opéra national de Lorraine.

 

These past years, David conducted also the Luxemburg Chamber Orchestra, the Saint-Etienne symphonic orchestra (France), and the Lebanon Philharmonic Orchestra at composer Bechara El-Khoury’s gala concert with Patrick Messina, Fanny Robilliard and Gabriel Yared. In 2017, he was invited to conduct the pre-opening of Gustavo Dudamel’s Tribute to Rostropovich concert in Evian.

 

As Paavo Järvi's assistant conductor from 2014 to 2018, David worked with him at the Orchestre de Paris, the resident orchestra of the Philharmonie de Paris; he also assisted him at his new Estonian Festival Orchestra, at the Pärnu Music Festival during several editions and at the BBC Proms 2018. He also assisted conductors like Fabien Gabel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel at the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian.

 

Born in 1989, David started his musical education as a choirboy in Nancy, France. He studied trumpet, piano, organ and bass trombone. After beginning his conducting studies in Toulouse, he graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Later, David developed himself with Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jorma Panula, Colin Metters and Georges Prêtre, his first mentor. Eventually, he was invited to the International Academy of Conducting of Toulouse led by Tugan Sokhiev with the Orchestre national du Capitole.