Quentin Hindley

French young conductor from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP).

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Quentin Hindley studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with the Hungarian conductor Zsolt Nagy between 2007 and 2012, receiving first prizes in conducting, orchestration, analysis and viola. He perfected his studies with Pierre Boulez, Paavo and Neeme Järvi, Susanna Mälkki, Paolo Arrivabeni, Jorma Panula and Michail Jurowski.

After a several years experience as a violist within the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris, where he furthers the lyric repertoire from the greatest interpreters, Quentin Hindley decides to dedicate himself exclusively to conducting.



The 2014-2015 season has marked a milestone in the career of the young conductor who, in September, made his debut with the Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, at the opening of the prestigious Biennale de la Danse. His extensive knowledge of and dedication to contemporary music earned him an invitation from the Orchestre National de Lille in October 2014, for the French premiere of Reflections / Reflections of Tristan Murail.

In late November, Quentin Hindley was joined by pianist Alexandre Tharaud for two concerts with the Orchestre National de Lyon (Debussy, Grieg, Mantovani & Respighi) where he was Leonard Slatkin’s assistant conductor until last season: he has also conducted the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille and the Orchestre Régional de Basse-Normandie.


Among the orchestras Quentin has successfully conducted in France, one can list the Orchestre National de Lyon with the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon at the opening of the prestigious Biennale de la Danse,  the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, the Orchestre Régional de Normandie, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, the Orchestre de Pau-Pays-de-Béarn, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence, the Orchestre de Cannes-PACA, the Orchestre

de l’Opéra de Toulon and the Orchestre de Picardie with which he gave the recital of the soprano Pretty Yende at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in June 2017.

Outside of France, invitations included the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the HEMU orchestra in Fribourg for a workshop focused on Thierry Escaich, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, the Zagreb Music Academy Orchestra, the Ljubljana Music Academy Orchestra, the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Miskolc with which he will give the Mozart’s Requiem in February 2018 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Berlin Sinfonietta, the New Japan Philharmonic and the Janáček Philharmonic in Czech Republic.

Pedagogical, social and cross-cultural projects

Heavily involved in pedagogical projects, Quentin Hindley has conducted the Orchestre National de Lyon Academies for Youngs for three years.

He regularly conducts the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, he works with the conducting initiation class of the CNSMDP and with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra for five seasons, in co-operation with the musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra.


Passionate about opera, he participates in the creation of the Lyric Art Laboratory Pro'Scenio in Rhône-Alpes region (France). For its first event in 2017 he perfomes the Offenbach's La Belle Hélène (staging Quentin Gibelin).

From 2016 and for three seasons, he is also music director of the Orchestre du Grand-Paris-Sud for the DEMOS project under the umbrella of the Philharmonie de Paris.