Passionate and strongly anchored in the music of the XXth and XXIst century through his initial training as a percussionist, Rémi Durupt knew how to create as a conductor a singular artistic path, personal, open to original artistic collaborations decompartmentalizing the various styles and concert formats. First prize at the “Giancarlo Facchinetti” International Orchestral Conducting Competition in Brescia in 2018 and conductor sponsored by the Peter Eötvös Foundation and Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Rémi Durupt stood out for his mastery of various musical expressions, from the interpretation of the repertoire to contemporary creation, without forgetting electronic music and free improvisation, constantly questioning the link between works, different eras and their report to the public.
He is led to direct in France and abroad contemporary ensembles such as Linéa , Dedalo, Umze, Impronta, Ars Nova as well as Links of which he is co-founder and with whom he released three albums on the KAIROS label. His symphonic experience has been forged with orchestras such as the Orchester Symphonique et Lyrique de Paris, Danubia Obuda Orchestra , Toulouse Wind Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Magdeburg Philharmonie. In 2019 he conducted several orchestral sessions in Budapest and assisted Peter Eötvös at the Concert Gebouw Amsterdam and the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 2021, he will direct the creation of Guillaume Hazebrouck’s opera Les Sauvages at Angers-Nantes Opéra. The year 2020 and the health crisis will be right with two large-scale projects on the lyrical stages: in Angers-Nantes and Rennes Opéra with Les Noces de Stravinsky in ballet version (choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and creation by Aurélien Richard) as well. at the Tête-à-tête festival in London for the premiere of the opera by Philip Grange with the Constella Opera Ballet ensemble.
Enriched by the advice of Enno Poppe (Ensemble Modern Academy) and Peter Eötvös & Gregory Vajda (Royaumont and Budapest Academy), he trained in conducting with Jean-Philippe Wurtz, Laurent Gay, William Blank, Nicolas Brochot, and Laurent Gossaert at the conservatories of Geneva, Strasbourg, and Evry. He won the “B. Bettinelli” prize during the restitution at the Dedalo Ensemble Academy, with Vittorio Parisi.
Recognized percussionist, trained with Jean Geoffroy, Emmanuel Séjourné and Yves Brustaux, Rémi Durupt is the winner of several international competitions, including that of Geneva in 2009. He is at the origin of new solo works, chamber music and for ensemble and performs his passion for transmission in establishments such as the Mantes-La-Jolie conservatory and the Aliénor Poitou-Charentes center, but also internationally in the form of masterclasses.