BIOGRAPHY

Gáetan Kuchta is a french-born orchestra conductor who is part of the new generation of young french conductors abroad, mainly in Latin America.

 

Since April 2016 he is the Musical Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (OSUAEH), in Mexico.

 

For more that 10 years he's been performing in different countries such as Finland, Spain, England, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, and in Russia as instrumentist, conductor and pedagogue.

In recent years we've seen him in charge of different orchestras, mainly in Mexico, as the likes of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas, Orquesta Sinfónica de Aguascalientes, Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato, Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, Orquesta Filarmónica de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, among others, and as well with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca, in Ecuador.

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra invited him to conduct two concerts at the end of January 2017.

In recent years, Gáetan has conducted more that 80 concerts with 150 different musical compositions and share the stage with soloist like Regis Pasquier, Anna Göckel, Julie Sevilla-Fraysse, Fabrice Millisher, Erika Dobosiewicz, Stephane Labeyrie, Kristina Fejes , Alan Vizzuti, and others.

In June 2013, Gaétan is among the 11 finalist to be "Professor of Orchestra Direction" in the Musikene, in San Sebastian, Spain.

One of the highlights among the diverse pedagogic and social projects carried out by Gaétan is come up with the idea to propose to young no-musicians to create their own sea related to La Mer (C. Debussy), the Dijon Opera and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Thanks to his work at the Dijon Opera he was able to work with operas such as Georges Bizet's Carmen, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman and Tristan und Isolde.

In April 2013, Gaétan ends a 3-week tour as a guest conductor in the Latin American Trombone Competition, where he was able to teach orchestal conducting , as well as working with two different orchestras the concerts of Rota and David, as well the Peter and the Wolf, and The Carnival of the Animals in the cities Aguascalientes and Celaya.

For 3 years Gaétan was the conductor of the Orchestra of Adult Courses at the Conservatory, at the 10th district of Paris.

In May 2012, he was invited to conduct the concert ceremony honoring the greatest trumpeter of the 20th century, Maurice André, at the Saint-Roch church in Paris.

In 2007, he founds the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Burgundy (OSJB) and the first concert takes place at the Dijon Plaza in June 21 of the same year, with an attendance of 80, 000 people. He was the musical director of the OSJB until 2009.

Parallel with his instrumental studies, Gaétan becomes orchestra conductor and founds in 2003 an symphony orchestra that is selected for the International Festival of University Music, in Belfort, France.

Following the teachings of Jean-Sébastien Béreau, in 2005 he studied conducting with Pierre Cao at the Dijon Conservatory, where he graduated 3 years later in Orchestra Conducting, Harmony, Musical Culture & Trombone. He continues perfecting himself with Helene Bouchez and taking part in master clases with Hervé Klopfenstein.

REPERTOIRE

Béla Bartók                          

Concerto pour orchestre
Danses Hongroises
Bizet
L'arlésienne
Symphonie
Carmen 

Anton Bruckner
Symphonies 4,7 et 9

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphonies 1, 5 et 7
Concerto pour violon
Ouverture Egmont
Ouverture Coriolan

 

Alexandre Borodine
Ouverture steppes
Symphonie 2
Prince Igor 

 

Johannes Brahms
Symphonies 1 à 4
Ouverture Tragique
Ouverture académique
Concerto pour Violon

 

Dimitri Chostakovitch
Symphonie 1 ,5 ,10 ,11 

Claude Debussy
La mer
Les nocturnes
Prélude à l’après midi d’un
faune
Rhapsodie pour saxophone

Paul Dukas
L'apprenti sorcier

Anton Dvorak
Symphonies 8 et 9
Concerto pour violon
Concerto pour violoncelle

Gabriel Fauré
Elégie
Pavane
Requiem

Edward Elgar
Variations Enigma
Concerto pour violoncelle

Edvard Grieg
Concerto pour piano
Peer Gynt suites

Gustav Holst

Les planètes

Félix Mendelssohn
Concerto pour violon
Symphonies 1 à 4

Modest Moussorgski
Les tableaux d'une
exposition
Une nuit sur le mont chauve

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni
Les noces de Figaro
Concertos pour violon
Messe en Ut
Symphonies 25, 38, 39; 40
Ouvertures
Concerto pour Clarinette
Concertos pour cor

Serguei Prokofiev
Pierre et le loup
Symphonie classique, 1, 5 et 7
Romeo et Juliette
Lieutenant Kijé 

Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème
Tosca
Turandot 

Serguei Rachmaninoff
Concertos pour piano
Symphonie 2
Danses Symphoniques 

Maurice Ravel
Concerto pour piano en Sol
Le tombeau de Couperin
Pavane pour infante
défunte
Ma mère l'oye
La valse
Le boléro
Daphnis et Chloé

Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov
Shéhérazade  

 

Franz Schubert
Symphonies  

 

Robert Schumann
Concerto pour violoncelle
Symphonie 1-4

Jean Sibelius
Karelia suite
Le cygne de tuonela
Symphonie 2, 5 et 7
Valse triste
Concerto pour violon

Richard Strauss
Concerto pour cor
Concerto pour hautbois
Don Juan

 

Piot Illich Tchaïkovski
Ouverture Romeo et Juliette
Ouverture 1812
Concerto pour Piano 1
Concerto pour violon
Symphonies
Casse-noisette

La belle au bois dormant

Giuseppe Verdi
Aida
Nabucco
Requiem
La Traviata

 

Richard Wagner
Le vaisseau fantôme
Tannhäuser
Tristan et Isolde

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