About

Barbara Dragan is oficially extended as Young Associate Conductor at Orchestre National de France for the season 2023/24. With ONF she recorded music by Mathieu Lamboley and Olivier Daviaud, and is assisting Cristian Măcelaru, Kazuki Yamada, Daniele Gatti, François-Xavier Roth, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Trevor Pinnock among others.

Upcoming highlights include:

recordings with the ONF for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, debut at the Opera de Toulon

season 2023/24: debuts with Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Opera de Toulon, Sinfonia Varsovia (Poland), Philharmonic Choir Tokyo (Japan), Symphony Nova Scotia (Canada)

Barbara is the recipient of a Claussen-Simon Stiftung scholarship in 2023/24.

She is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg (Konzertexamen), Universität der Künste in Berlin (Masters). She took part as conducting fellow in Cabrillo New Music Festival in Santa Cruz and Ravinia Festival in Chicago. In the season 2021/22 she was named Conducting Fellow at the Dallas Opera Hart Institute.  Dragan is an award recipient of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) and has been invited to numerous finals of the most prestigious international conducting competitions: the Mahler Competition in Barmberg, the Princess Astrid Conducting Competition in Trondheim, the Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Monaco, German Conductors’ Award in Cologne, or International Besançon Competition.

Dragan was born into a Polish family of scientists. She started playing the violin at the age of five. Whilst studying the violin and the oboe, she passed her final exams in advanced mathematics and physics.

She conducted several professional orchestras such as Orchestre National de France, NOSPR Katowice, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Sinfonia Varsovia, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Bochumer Symphoniker, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Festival Orchestra Wien, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt.

Recordings:

 

 

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Event list

  • Mon
    31
    Jan
    2022
    Thu
    03
    Feb
    2022

    Campus Dirigieren 2

    Perotti – Sights of light – prapremiere; Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel

    HfMT Köln

  • Wed
    23
    Feb
    2022

    Concert NOSPR Katowice

    Beethoven – 5. Symphony, Britten – Young Person’s Guide

    NOSPR Katowice

    https://nospr.org.pl/pl/kalendarz/ferie-z-nospr-przewodnik-po-orkiestrze

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022

    Rachmaninov – 2. Piano Concerto

    Hamburger Symphoniker, Hamburg

  • Wed
    04
    May
    2022

    Mozart – Cosi fan Tutte

    HfMT Hamburg, Steiner Haus

  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022

    Svetlanov Competition in Monaco

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2022

    Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem

    HfMT Hamburg

  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2022
    Wed
    27
    Jul
    2022

    Cabrillo Festival

    Wenbin Lyu „Germination” – prapremiere

  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2022
    Mon
    01
    Aug
    2022

    Ravinia Festival Chicago

    "Breaking Barriers"

  • Mon
    15
    Aug
    2022
    Thu
    18
    Aug
    2022

    Princess Astrid Competition in Trondheim

    Trondheim Symfoniorkester

  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2022

    Ravel La Valse, Poulenc Gloria

    Orchestre National de France

    Cover Conductor for Cristian Macelaru

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2022
    Thu
    22
    Sep
    2022

    Mathieu Lamobley  „Lena et l’Orchestre enchante” – prapremiere/recording

    Orchestre National de France

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2022

    Symphony Nova Scotia

    Clyne - Dance, Beethoven - 5 Symphony, Wijeratne -Polyphonic Lively

    Inbal Segev cello, Holly Mathieson direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

     

     

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2022

    Kodaly – Dances of Galanta; Bartok – Concerto for orchestra; Mozart – Violin concerto No 5

    Philharmonie de Paris

    Orchestre National de France

    Maxim Vengerov violin, Cristian Măcelaru direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2022

    Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye, Scriabine - Piano concerto, Franck- Symphony

    Orchestre National de France

    Daniil Trifonov piano, Cristian Măcelaru direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2022

    Ravel - Bolero and La Valse

    HSO Hamburg

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022
    Thu
    08
    Dec
    2022

    Orchestre National de France on Tour

    Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Vienna

    Taniil Trifonov piano, Xavier de Maistre harp

    Cristian Măcelaru direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Sun
    18
    Dec
    2022

    Ligeti - Hamburgisches Konzert

    HfMT Hamburg, Szabolcs Zempléni horn

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