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Musical Conductor

Félix Benati

Debut: November 15th 2022


Félix Benati is a young French conductor, passionate by 20th century symphonic repertoire and opera.

He attended the 16th Donatella Flick Competition in May 2021 and was quarter-finalist of the 2nd International Opera Conducting Competition of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in August 2022. He is currently finishing his studies in orchestra conducting at the National Conservatoire of Paris in Alain Altinoglu’s class. He worked with Mikko Franck, Pascal Rophé, Bertrand de Billy, Arie van Beek, Orchestre de Picardie, Ensemble InterContemporain and Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire. In 2023, he will assist French conductors Benjamin Levy and Chloé Dufresne.

His love for voice has also led him to opera and choir : he assisted Lucie Leguay in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in 2022, he founded with colleagues professional vocal ensemble Les Temps Dérobés in 2017; he has worked with Grete Pedersen, Mathieu Romano, ensemble Aedes and ensemble Sequenza 9.3, has been assistant conductor at Mikrokosmos Choir for 4 years and will conduct the ensemble Les Métaboles in Poulenc’s Gloria in December 2022.

In 2017, Felix was guest conductor at the Calcutta Chamber Orchestra and also worked with Kolkata Youth Orchestra in order to support young children’s orchestral practice.

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