Conductor

Dylan Corlay


Assistant Conductor, Ensemble intercontemporain


Unanimous winner of the 6th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in November 2015, Dylan Corlay is a dynamic and highly inspirational conductor, as well as a gifted musician and composer. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Dylan Corlay was trained in conducting by Peter Eötvös, Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Philippe Ferro, and  Atso Almila. His engagements for this season and beyond include the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de Lille, and Berner Symphonieorchester. He will also work with l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, as assistant to John Nelson, and with mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato, on a Warner recording of Les Troyens. Dylan Corlay will make his opera début in March, when he conducts a performance of Les Troyens at Frankfurt Opera.

 

 

 

 

Dylan Corlay will conduct Berlioz's Les Troyens for his debut at Oper Frankfurt

01 Mar 2017

Dylan Corlay makes his debut at Oper Frankfurt on March 9th, conducting Berlioz's Les Troyens. This large-scale, grand opera, lasting over five hours, ...

Dylan Corlay conducts two French orchestras in November

07 Nov 2016

Dylan Corlay works with two French orchestras in November. On 12 and 13 November he conducts the Orchestre Symphonique d'Orléans in a...

Dylan Corlay returns to Finland

17 Jul 2016

Dylan Corlay returns to Finland to conduct the Vaasa City and Seinäjoki City orchestras in the closing concert of the Korsholm Music Festival on 3 August and an ‘Encore’ concert on 4 August. The...

ICA sign French conductor Dylan Corlay for General Management

12 May 2016

ICA are delighted to welcome French conductor Dylan Corlay to their roster for General Management. Winner of the 6th Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in November 2015, Dylan Corlay is a...

“What strength was unfurled again and again from these huge Berliozian orchestral forces, shaped by the young conductor, Dylan Corlay, and this outstanding orchestra, into a powerful sound. [Berlioz, Les Troyens]”

Christoph Wurzel, Bachtrack - Mar 2017

“His warm rapport with the musicians, his love of the stage and his sense of sharing bewitched the international jury.   ”

Xavier Renard, La Croix - Aug 2016

“From the opening bars, conductor Dylan Corlay, winner of last year's Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition, captured the essence of the work. [Mendelssohn, Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde]  ”

Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet - Aug 2016

“Corlay proved himself to be a born interpreter of Schumann, with a performance that was both thoroughly analysed and emotionally charged. His tempi were exact, his rubato and phrasing gave the music a vital energy, and the whole work flowed beautifully. [Symphony No.3]  ”

Mats Liljeroos, Hufvudstadsbladet - Aug 2016

“Dylan Corlay won the competition because he was able to make us forget that this was a competition. He was having fun, he was enjoying making music with others, in this case the members of the orchestra. And it was contagious. The musicians were infinitely more involved and captivated with him, even though he continued to make them rehearse until everything was in place. With his clear gestures he communicated his ideas perfectly, obtaining without words the French colour of the glittering notes of Debussy's La Mer, from an orchestra who had never played it.”

Christian Merlin, Le Figaro - Nov 2015

“Whilst paying close attention to accuracy, he is extremely lively, which resulted a performance of Lindberg's Jubilees that was playful and energetic, rather than a mathematical exercise.”

Christian Merlin, Le Figaro - Nov 2015

“Currently assistant conductor at Ensemble intercontemporain, this bassoonist, who is also a composer and producer of musical theatre, will receive some attractive offers, but he has only one aim: to continue to learn! Talent does not exclude humility.”

Christian Merlin, Le Figaro - May 2016

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Unanimous winner of the 6th Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition in November 2015, Dylan Corlay is a dynamic, inspirational conductor, praised for the accuracy and depth of his interpretation.

He is Assistant Conductor of Ensemble InterContemporain under the artistic direction of Matthias Pintscher, in residence at the Philharmonie de Paris and is also currently working as Assistant to John Nelson at Oper Frankfurt for three months on a production of Les Troyens, which he will conduct in March 2017. This will be followed by a concert performance and Warner recording of the opera with Joyce DiDonato, John Nelson and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.

Other engagements for this season and beyond include the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Lamoureux, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Berner Symphonieorchester. He has also been invited to conduct Ensemble InterContemporain in a 3-concert tour of the Netherlands.

Born in Vitré, France, Dylan Corlay graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with diplomas in orchestral conducting, bassoon, chamber music, harmony, improvisation, and teaching, winning several prizes. He also trained in trumpet, guitar, piano and ondes Martenot. Having furthered his bassoon studies with Marco Postingel at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, he performed with many major French and European orchestras under the baton of such renowned conductors as Tugan Sokhiev, Philippe Jordan, Myung-Whun Chung and Pierre Boulez. Corlay was trained in conducting by Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Atso Almila and Péter Eötvös.

A committed and passionate teacher and a natural communicator, Dylan Corlay has conducted the concert and symphony orchestras at the Conservatoire de Tours since September 2013, works with the Démos project in Metz and has run courses in conducting and sound painting in France, Japan and Brazil. He also composes and arranges, winning the Best Film Music award at the International Festival of Short Films in Hamburg in June 2010 with one of his compositions.

Dylan Corlay has a wide repertoire, and has met with considerable success as a composer, director and performer of contemporary and multidisciplinary musical productions involving musicians, dancers, actors and artists, but he has received equally enthusiastic reviews for his interpretations of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy.

 

 

 

 

March 2017