Following his extraordinary debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at l'Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio in Paris, Frenchman Adrien Perruchon left no doubt that he is a major talent with the ability to lead his fellow musicians to achieve extraordinary musical results. Perruchon has since worked with such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, WDR Funkhausorchester, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Salzburg, as well as the Wiener Symphoniker for his debut at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein as well as on tour throughout Germany with violinist Hilary Hahn. He has also enjoyed collaborations with soloists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Gautier Capuçon, Edgar Moreau and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Recent highlights include a major European tour with Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, as well as debuts with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Belgian premiere of a new arrangement of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite arranged by Alain Altinoglu. Opera highlights include conducting performances of Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz), La Bohème (Puccini), Don Giovanni (Mozart) and the L’Heure Espagnole / L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel) double bill productions at Oper Köln. Perruchon has also assisted at various European festivals and opera houses including Alain Altinoglu in Paris and for the Salzburg Festival production of Don Giovanni with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Esa-Pekka Salonen at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Pélleas et Mélisande), and François-Xavier Roth at Oper Köln.
Born in 1983, Adrien Perruchon began his musical training on the piano before moving on to bassoon and percussion later on in his career. Appointed Principal Timpanist with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France by Myung-Whun Chung in 2003, and subsequently with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, he held both positions until 2016. In the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, Perruchon held the position of Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.