Conductor, Composer, Arranger
A Franco-Swiss composer and conductor, Stéphane Fromageot studied music at the C.N.S.M. in Paris, where he won six first prizes in violin, chamber music, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and orchestration. During his student years, he won the Jeunes Prodiges - Mozart à Paris composition competition with his Concerto in A for violin, piano and orchestra in 1991, organized by the city of Paris for the bicentenary of the composer's death.
He studied conducting in Frankfurt, then went on to perfect his skills in the USA at Tanglewood (Seminar for young conductors 1996) and at Houston Grand Opera (vocal coach 1997-1998).
Since 1998, he has been employed by the Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland, as director of music studies and conductor. He conducts a repertoire as extensive as it is varied: from Mozart to Shostakovich, from Dvorak to Puccini.
In 2011, commissioned by the Filmphilharmonie Européenne, he created a new symphonic score to accompany Robert Wiene's German Expressionist masterpiece Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari - 1919, now internationally acclaimed, most recently in Monaco and Stuttgart.
Stéphane Fromageot is also the author of a symphonic children's tale, Filippo and the magic tree, based on the children book by Swiss author Eveline Hasler. The work premiered in September 2011 with the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, under his direction.
His most recent compositions are devoted to chamber music, such as the Sextet for wind instruments and piano (2018) and the Quartet for four violins (2020). His latest arrangements include adaptations for string quartet of Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana Op. 16 and Franz Schubert's piano sonata in C minor D. 958.