François Xavier Roth © Francois Sechet

François Xavier Roth © Francois Sechet

François-Xavier Roth

François-Xavier Roth was the joint winner of the 2000 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.

He is the designate Principal Conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg (from 2011/12) and holds the position of Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He also has special relationships with and regularly conducts the London Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain and l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

In 2003, he founded the innovative orchestra Les Siècles, which performs contrasting and colourful programmes on modern and original instruments as appropriate, often within the same concert.

November 2010
Les Siècles: in St Gratien and Versailles
BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki

December 2010
Les Siècles in Versailles and Massy

January 2011
London Symphony Orchestra in London Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France in Gennevilliers
Les Siècles in Nanterre, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Paris

February 2011
BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Cardiff and Swansea
Les Siècles in Paris, Chauny, Köln Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris

March 2011
Ensemble Modern in Salzburg Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon
Les Siècles in Paris and Poitiers

April 2011
Les Siècles in Paris, Saint-Quentin, Venice, Lourdes

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