Paris Mozart Orchestra - NOSPR
Paris Mozart Orchestra
Founded in 2011 by conductor Claire Gibault, the Paris Mozart Orchestra is a unique artistic ensemble – committed, daring, and unanimous in its sense of purpose. Through challenging and innovative programming, the ensemble champions both classical and contemporary music, while advancing the accessibility of the arts in a generous spirit of open-hearted partnership. Alive to every audience, boldly exploring every new horizon, the Paris Mozart Orchestra is an orchestra like no other.
The ensemble performs naturally at prestigious French concert halls such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Philharmonie in Paris, or the Arsenal de Metz, as in prisons, hospitals, and schools canteens. We believe that strong artistic choices are inseparable from a strong social commitment.
Showcasing the talents of the outstanding soloists of the Paris Mozart Orchestra – among them, the members of the acclaimed Psophos Quartet and Hélios Trio – lies at the heart of their project. The ensemble also strives to promote an equal number of women in principal positions, paving the way for greater inclusion and diversity. The orchestra regularly collaborates with world-class artists such as sopranos Natalie Dessay, mezzo Karine Deshayes, and pianist Anne Queffélec, as well as outstanding young soloists such as pianist Marie-Ange Nguci, trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary or harp player Anaïs Gaudemard.
Among its recent projects, the Paris Mozart Orchestra made its debut at the Stresa Festival (Italy) and the French May Arts Festival (Hong Kong). Current and future projects include a long-term partnership with the Philharmonie de Paris from 2020 with the Inaugural "La Maestra" International Competition and Academy for Women Conductors; Mozart programs in various Paris region theatres; a tour with Beethoven the African in France and Italy and concert debuts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Auditorium de Lyon.
The Paris Mozart Orchestra’s 1st CD focused on Fabio Vacchi’s melologue Soudain dans la forêt profonde. Its 2nd recording, Pictures of America (Sony Classical, 2016) was a collaboration with star singer Natalie Dessay. In 2018, the acclaimed graphic novel Pygmalion by Sandrine Revel featured a recording of Georg Benda’s Pygmalion melologue by the ensemble.
The Paris Mozart Orchestra is supported by its principal patron the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.