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

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2023

    Messiaen - Turangalîla-Symphonie

    Orchestre National de France

    Cédric Tiberghien piano; Cynthia Millar ondes Martenot; Cristian Măcelaru direction; Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2023

    Schumann 1. and 3. Symphony

    Orchestre National de France

    Daniele Gatti direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Wed
    01
    Feb
    2023

    Schumann 2. and 4. Symphony

    Orchestre National de France

    Daniele Gatti direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2023

    Festival Présences

    Orchestre National de France

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Wed
    22
    Feb
    2023

    Mendelssohn - 3. Symphony

    Hamburger Symphoniker, Hamburg

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2023

    Bartok- Le Prince de bois; Brahms - 1. Piano Concerto

    Orchestre National de France

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

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2023

    Haydn, La Création

    Orchestre National de France

    Matthias Goerne bariton, Andrés Orozco-Estrada direction,
    Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Sun
    11
    Jun
    2023

    Viva l'Orchestra!

    Orchestre des Grands Amateurs de Radio France

    Orchestre National de France

    BARBARA DRAGAN direction

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2023

    Schubert - Symphony No. 5, Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeunehomme" , Haydn - Symphony No. 103 "Roulement de timbale"

    Orchestre National de France

    Maria-João Pires piano, Trevor Pinnock direction, Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Mon
    28
    Aug
    2023

    Napoleon movie soundtrack recording

    Orchestre National de France
  • Sat
    02
    Sep
    2023

    Classique au vert

    16:00Orchestre de Chambre de Paris; Paris, Parc Floral
  • Mon
    18
    Sep
    2023

    Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors

  • Sun
    08
    Oct
    2023

    Hamburger Symphoniker

    19:00

    Sibelius - Konzert für Violine und Orchester d-Moll op. 47

    Schostakowitsch - Sinfonie Nr. 8 c-Moll op. 65

    Conductor Steven Sloane

    Assistant conductor Barbara Dragan

    Violine Sayaka Shoji

    https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/de/programm/symphoniker-hamburg-sayaka-shoji-steven-sloane/19712

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2023

    Ein Deutsches Requiem, Orchestre National de France, Paris

    https://www.maisondelaradioetdelamusique.fr/evenement/concert-symphonique/brahms-un-requiem-allemand-vilde-frang-cristian-macelaru

    BERG - Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange (VILDE FRANG Violin)
    BRAHMS - Un Requiem allemand
    CRISTIAN MĂCELARU direction

    BARBARA DRAGAN assistant conductor

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