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In June 2015 in Moscow, Ayrton Desimpelaere made a name for himself  by directing Yury Bashmet’s Moscow Soloists at short notice during the semi-final of the International Tchaikovsky Competition. A few months later, the Royal Opera of Wallonia hired him for four seasons as assistant conductor. During the 2020-2021season, he will assist Speranza Scappucci (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Daniel Oren (I Lombardi alla prima Crociata), and will intervene on several occasions with the orchestra. 

Othermain events of the 2020-2021 season included the concert of 50 years GPEI at the Théâtre de Namur,  the narrative-concert with Alain Duault around the Strauss family and  Ursule et Hirsute (young audience) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, the continuation of the Opéra au balcon for the Musical Balade in Rixensart

Born in 1990, Ayrton Desimpelaere graduated in piano and conducting from the National Regional Conservatories of Paris and Versailles and the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and Mons, as well as from the Sorbonne and the ULB in History of art and musicology . Lecturer in orchestra since 2017 at the IMEP , he also assumes the functions of professor of orchestral conducting,  choral singing and  vocal coaching.

After conducting Mozart’s Magic Flute (participatory opera) at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, he premiered Folon (Campogrande) in 2018,  Don Quichotte (Massenet / Le Herissier) in 2019 and Le petit chaperon rouge (Guagnini) in 2020 In 2018, he conducts Il Matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa in a production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera in the same opera. 

The same year, he directed two performances  of Aïda by Verdi and a performance of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.  He is also found at the head of the ORW orchestra in the gala concerts of the Concours International d’Art Lyrique de Namur in April 2019. In addition to this, you need to know more about it. He thus has the opportunity to meet and work with many personalities from the musical world such as, in particular, Speranza Scappucci, Paolo Arrivabeni, Daniel Oren, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Rinaldo Alessandrini, José Cura, Claire Servais, Sasha Mäkilä, Massimo Zanetti, Giampaolo Bisanti , Wolfgang Doerner, Guy van Waas, Tatiana Samouil, Jodie Devos, Eliane Reyes, Daniel Gazon, Michele Mariotti, Lionel Lhote, Luca Dall’Amico, Christophe Rousset, Mikhäil Faerman, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Patrick Davin, Vineta Sareika, Marianne Cornetti, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardo, Marcello Giordani, Yasko Sato, Dominick Chenes, Mario Cassi, Sabina Willeit, Arnold Rawls, Jordi Bernacer …

During his assistantship at ORW, he acquired a large repertoire:  La Bohème, Turandot, Nabucco, Don Giovanni, Orphée aux enfers, La Damnation de Faust, Jerusalem, La Gazetta, Didon et Aenée, Otello, Manon Lescaut, Norma, La Favorite, Rigoletto, Carmen, Le Domino noir, Le Nozze di Figaro, La Donna del lago, Macbeth, Il Trovatore, Tosca, Faust, Don Quixote, Aïda, La clemenza de Tito, I Puritani, Anna Bolena, Le Comte Ory, Madama Butterfly, Orphée et Eurydice, La Cenerentola, Alzira, Don Carlos, La Sonnambula, Lakmé , …

While developing a passion for sacred music:  Requiem  by Fauré, Requiem  by Mozart, Petite messe solennelle  and  Stabat Mater  by Rossini, Mass in C minor by Mozart, Messa di gloria  by Puccini, Mass n ° 5  by Schubert,  Stabat Mater  by Dvorak,  Requiem  by Verdi … At BOZAR, he directs the National Orchestra of Belgium for the projects “Cantania” and “Move 2.0. », Or the choir of the Regional A Coeur Joie of Brussels in the Stabat Mater of Dvorak. 

On several occasions, he collaborates with the Orchester Royal de chambre de Wallonie (with the creations for the Festival “Ars Musica” by Machina Ex Uomo by Gwenaël Grisi and Doudou by Mathieu Lebrun)  and the Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata and the choirs of the IMEP (Scheherazade / Rimsky-Korsakov – Requiem / Verdi ..). In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Ayrton is the guest of several festivals: Festivals de Wallonie, Festival de l’Eté Mosan, MuCH Festival at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel, Cavatine, Kidzic, Est-Ouest, Lyrics de Leers, Balades musicales de Rixensart, Ars Musica, Festival d summer in Hainaut, Mozart Festival, Classissimo, Midis-Minimes … Since August 2012, he has been a regular contributor to the magazines “Crescendo” and “Larsen” and participates in the “Listening table” on Musiq’3 / RTBF.

Ayrton Desimpelaere is supported by the Wernaers Fund. In 2017, he received the Lekime Frison and Gerofi Baschwitz Prizes, in 2018, the Maurice Lefranc Prize. He was appointed expert at the Interdisciplinary Council for Performing Arts before joining the Council for Contemporary Music. In 2016, he joined the artistic committee of the International André Dumortier Competition. He participates with Cécile Lastchenko in the complete Debussy published by Warner in 2018 for the centenary of his death. He records alongside Jodie Devos and the Camerata IMEP Golijov’s Three songs with. In 2019, he sat on the jury of the Namur International Lyrical Art Competition.

WEBSITE:  www.ayrton-desimpelaere.com