It was at the age of 6 that David, impressed by the sonic colors and energy emanating from a Mahler symphony, wanted to become a conductor. Appreciating the depth and power of an orchestral training as well as the intimacy provided by his instrument, the guitar, he thrives today by living his passion for music through his various artistic activities. A young French conductor and guitarist, David Hurpeau approaches his artistic activities with precision, dynamism and sensitivity.
He is involved in a fine and historically informed interpretation of the large repertoire, nourished by personal energy and strong vitality, and is revealed through his activity as a creative artist, being at the origin and sponsor of numerous works. Musical director of the orchestras of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges since 2014, David Hurpeau engages in daring and innovative projects with the Ensemble SIL, an ensemble of professional musicians with variable geometry, the Dodecabone, an ensemble of 12 trombones from the CNSM from Paris and Lyon, and recently had the chance to be appointed musical director of Aquilon, a professional orchestra of the Grand Est. Particularly fond of embarking on new experiments, in search of new sound emotions, David Hurpeau has developed an ability to carry out projects at the crossroads of multiple and varied artistic universes.
Artistic sharing is at the heart of his motivation, with musicians as well as with the public, for whom he develops numerous cultural mediation actions. His various projects have allowed him to make great encounters in many regions in France, Belgium, Germany, Albania, Poland, Canada, the United States, etc., both with orchestras, since he has had the chance to lead groups such as the Orchester Symphonique de Bretagne or the Orchester de la Radio de Tirana, living strong artistic experiences in unique and prestigious places such as the Théâtre des Champs Élysées and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Granit, Scène Nationale de Belfort, the Salle Philharmonique de Liège or the Carnegie Hall in New York.
He has worked and perfected with the advice of Nicolas Brochot, Claire Gibault, Aurélien Azan Zielinski, Léo Warynski, Philippe Ferro, Theodor Guschlbauer, Patrick Baton, Neeme Järvi… David Hurpeau has a license in Musicology, two DNSPMs ( National Higher Professional Diploma for Musician) in guitar and conducting, a State Diploma in conducting, and a Master in conducting, with great distinction and mention “artistic relevance and singularity”. He also trained at the Bundesakademie in Trossingen (Germany) which awards him a Diploma Mention Excellence.