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

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2024

    LÉNA ET L’ORCHESTRE ENCHANTÉ, Orchestre National de France, Paris

    https://www.maisondelaradioetdelamusique.fr/evenement/concert-jeune-public/lena-et-lorchestre-enchante-julie-gayet

    BARBARA DRAGAN conductor

    MATTHIEU LAMBOLEY original music

    ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2024

    Carmina Burana, Orchestre National de France, Paris

    Kazuki Yamada conductor
    Barbara Dragan cover conductor

    Orchestre National de France

     

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2024
    Sun
    28
    Jan
    2024

    Folle Journée with Sinfonia Varsovia

    France
    Mendelssohn : Concerto pour violon et orchestre n°2 en mi mineur opus 64
    Mendelssohn : Le Songe d’une nuit d’été opus 61, extraits
    Aylen PRITCHIN, violon
    Sinfonia Varsovia
  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2024

    Symphony Nova Scotia, Halifax

    Ljubica Marić: Music for Orchestra
    W.A.Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G
    W.A.Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter”
    Barbara Dragan, conductor
    Demarre McGill, flute
    Symphony Nova Scotia
  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2024
    Sat
    17
    Feb
    2024

    Tokyo, Nagoya, Japan

    concerts shared with Kazuki Yamada

    details tba

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2024
    Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024

    Olympic Games recordings

    Paris

    recording sessions for Olympic Games with Orchestre National de France

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2024

    JUBILÉ DU NATIONAL 1

    Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris

    HECTOR BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust

    ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
    Cristian Macelaru direction

    Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2024

    JUBILÉ DU NATIONAL 2

    Philharmonie de Paris

    PAUL DUKAS  L’Apprenti sorcier
    HENRI DUTILLEUX  Tout un monde lointain, concerto pour violoncelle
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Images
    MAURICE RAVEL Boléro

    Gautier Capucon violoncelle

    ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
    Cristian Macelaru direction

    Barbara Dragan cover conductor

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2024

    Opera de Toulon, France

    Beethoven - 5. Piano Concerto Emperor
    Beethoven - 3. Symphony Eroica
    Barbara Dragan - conductor
    Leonardo Pierdomenico - piano
    Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon
  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024

    Viva l’Orchestra !

    Maison de la Radio et de la Musique - Auditorium, Paris

    ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
    BARBARA DRAGAN
    direction

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