B i o g r a p h y

Stéphane Fromageot, conductor, composer, pianist, violinist

 

Swiss-French conductor and composer Stéphane Fromageot studied at C.N.S.M. de Paris where he graduated with six major diplomas: violin, chamber music, harmony, conterpoint, fugue and orchestration.

 

He completed his musical education by studying conducting at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

In 1996, he participates in the Seminar for young conductors in Tanglewood, USA. On the following season, he is invited as pianist and vocal coach at the Houston Opera Studio, Texas (1997/98).

Since 1998, he is engaged as a conductor and head of musical studies at the Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland, where he conducts a varied repertoire: Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Ravel, Strauss, Chostakovich etc...

 

While pursuing his conducting activity, he devotes himself to composing, especially to film music. Commissioned by the European Film Music Institute, he wrote in 2011 a new symphonic score to accompany live the masterpiece of the silent film era:  Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1919)  by Robert Wiene. A version for piano and string quartet is also available (chambercineconcert.com).

 

Stéphane Fromageot wrote also a symphonic fairy tale for orchestra and narrator, Filippo und der Wunderbaum, after a children's book by Swiss author Eveline Hasler. The premiere took place on September 11th 2011 with the Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen under his direction.

 

2015, he wrote a "retrofuturistical" Mondraketenmassaker for Theater Münster, a parody of science-fiction films from the Hollywood 50' golden age era.

 

Since 1991, he is member of the SACEM (French performing-arts society), the year he won the musical composition contest Jeunes prodiges - Mozart à Paris, with his Concerto en La, for violin, piano and chamber orchestra.