|Born||1962 (age 56–57)|
|Education||Berlin University of the Arts|
Marc Piollet (born 1962) is a French conductor. After positions at the Staatstheater Kassel and Volksoper in Vienna, he was Generalmusikdirektor (GMD) at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden from 2004 to 2012.
The Staatstheater Kassel is a state-owned and -operated theater in Kassel, Germany.
Generalmusikdirektor is a German title for the artistic director of an orchestra, an institution or a town.
The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden is the State Theatre of the German state Hesse in its capital Wiesbaden, producing operas, plays, ballets, musicals and concerts on four stages. It is also known as Staatstheater Wiesbaden or Theater Wiesbaden, its orchestra is the Hessisches Staatsorchester. The building was inaugurated in 1894.
Born in Paris, Piollet studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, conducting with Hans-Martin Rabenstein and choral conducting with Christian Grube.He attended master classes with John Eliot Gardiner, Michael Gielen, Kurt Masur and Lothar Zagrosek.
The Universität der Künste Berlin, situated in Berlin, Germany, is the largest art school in Europe. It is a public art and design school, and one of the four research universities in the city.
Christian J Grube is a German choral conductor.
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After his studies he was employed as First Kapellmeister at the Philharmonic State Orchestra Halle and at the Staatstheater Kassel, where he was also deputy music director. Subsequently he received an engagement at the Vienna Volksoper from 2003 to 2005.From 2004, Piollet was Generalmusikdirektor at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where he conducted Wagner's complete Der Ring des Nibelungen . He also conducted new productions of Mozart's Idomeneo and Don Giovanni , Weber's Der Freischütz , Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia , Verdi's Rigoletto , Simon Boccanegra , Don Carlos and Falstaff , Wagner's Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde , and Puccini's La Bohème and Tosca . Piollet also conducted numerous symphony concerts with the Hessisches Staatsorchester.
Kapellmeister is a German word designating a person in charge of music-making. The word is a compound, consisting of the roots Kapelle and Meister ("master"). The word was originally used to refer to somebody in charge of music in a chapel. However, the term has evolved considerably in its meaning in response to changes in the musical profession.
The Vienna Volksoper is a major opera house in Vienna, Austria. It puts on around three hundred performances of twenty-five German language productions during an annual season which runs from September through June.
Der Ring des Nibelungen, WWV 86, is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied. The composer termed the cycle a "Bühnenfestspiel", structured in three days preceded by a Vorabend. It is often referred to as the Ring Cycle, Wagner's Ring, or simply The Ring.
Guest engagements led the conductor to the Hamburg State Opera, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Cologne Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Vienna State Opera, and music stages of Paris, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Barcelona, among others.Piollet has conducted leading orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Dresden Philharmonic.
The Hamburg State Opera is a German opera company based in Hamburg. Its theatre is located near the square of Gänsemarkt. Since 2015, the current Intendant of the company is Georges Delnon, and the current Generalmusikdirektor of the company is Kent Nagano.
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The Cologne Opera refers both to the main opera house in Cologne, Germany and to its resident opera company.
Since October 2016 Piollet has been professor of orchestral conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz is a music and arts university in Graz, Austria. The university was given its present name in 1970, but goes back to the founding of the Singschule in 1816.
In 2001, Piollet conducted recordings of rarely played romantic symphonies with the orchestra of the Staatstheater Kassel, Norbert Burgmüller's Symphony No. 1 in C minor and Hugo Staehle's Symphony No. 1 in C minor, for the label Sterling.
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