Medinea On Air
08 - 15 Dec.
Medinea On Air session 2
In March 2021, he made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris with three projects, including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, as part of a rebroadcasting of the 37th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival.
Quentin Hindley has conducted extensively in France (with the Opéra de Lille, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Opéra de Nancy, and the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire) and abroad (with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Zagreb, the Ljubljana Academy Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of Miskolc).
His attention to detail and his ability to bring people together was obvious during performances he led with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, the Orchestre Régional de Normandie, the Orchestre National d’Île de France, the Orchestre de Pau-Pays-de Béarn, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Orchestre de Cannes-PACA, and the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon, as well as with the Orchestre de Picardie for a gala concert that featured the internationally renowned soprano Pretty Yende at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.
Quentin Hindley is passionate about contemporary music and has collaborated with composers such as Tristan Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Camille Pépin, Hugues Dufour, Thierry Escaich, Arthur Lavandier (La Légende du Roi Dragon at the Opéra de Lille with the Le Balcon ensemble), and Jonathan Dove (at the Opéra de Lille, with The Monster in the Maze; the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon; and the Philharmonie de Paris.)
Very involved in social and intercultural projects in France and abroad, he has conducted the Académies de Jeunes of the Orchestre National de Lyon as resident conductor and assistant to Leonard Slatkin. Quentin regularly conducts the orchestras of graduates from the Paris and Lyon CNSM for concerts and masterclasses. He also directs the DEMOS project run by the Philharmonie de Paris in Metz. For eight seasons, he has worked with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. In the field of Opera, he co-created Pro’Scenio, a laboratory of the lyric arts in the Rhônes-Alpes region that aims to train young professional singers and musicians.
He is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, with degrees in the viola, musical analysis, orchestration and conducting. His mentors and/or instructors include Jean-Marc Cochereau, Pierre Boulez, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Susanna Mälkki, Jorma Panula, Michail Jurowski, Leonard Slatkin and Sir Simon Rattle, to whom he served as an assistant at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Quentin Hindley is part of the rising generation of young French conductors whose work is praised in the international press.
“Precise gestures, a fluid sense of rhythm, and a wide range of striking contrasts” (Crescendo Magazine)
“An exciting Irish debut [with the RTE Concert Orchestra] for the young French conductor” (Irish Times)
“The conductor Quentin Hindley listens attentively to his musicians. His discreet and empathic direction reveals the obvious high quality of the instrumentalists.” (Olyrix)