Christophe Mangou Conductor



Christophe Mangou has been a regular guest of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse for several seasons. Since the season 2012-2013, he is also in charge of their educational project. 
In this context, he is at the origin of several original and ambitious commands, such as the musical tale Eva pas à pas by Sylvain Griotto in March 2015.
During the 16-17 season, he conducts around twenty performances, including l’Ile Indigo, world premiere with the audience involved and Light from the Outside World with Jeff Mills.

Winner of the famous Donatella Flick conducting competition (London, 2002), Christophe Mangou was awarded a two-year contract as assistant conductor to the London Symphony Orchestra. He was thus brought to work with the main conductor of this prestigious orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, and guest conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Emmanuel Krivine, Mariss Jansons, Michael Tilson Thomas, Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

His recent commitments include appearances with the Philharmonia orchestra, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica, the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon Provence, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Pau Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, the Romanian radio orchestra, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, the Orchestre National de France, the Melbourne Symphony, BBC Symphony, ...

His next commitments include appearances with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence, the Orchestre National d’Ile-de- France, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, the Kazakhstan State Symphony Orchestra, the Noord Nederlands Orkest, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Malmö Symfonieorkester and the Britten Sinfonia at Barbican in London.

While pursuing his career as a classical conductor, Christophe Mangou, an eclectic musician, is keen to develop projects based on original collaborations between classical musicians, jazz musicians and other artists with different backgrounds...

Since September 2012, he has collaborated with Jeff Mills, international famous DJ, on his various symphonic projects; they have already performed in France (Salle Pleyel in Paris, Nouveau Siècle in Lille), Australia (Melbourne Festival), Portugal (Casa da Musica in Porto), Sweden (Malmö Live Konserthus), Hungary (Millenaris Teatrum in Budapest), Poland (Katowice), Belgium (Gent festival) and dates are scheduled in the Halle aux grains in Toulouse, the Auditorium de Lyon, at the MC2 in Grenoble, B.A.M in Metz, as well as reinvitations to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in the frame of Robeco SummerNights and at the Barbican in London.

To enrich his field of expression, since 2004, he trains in “soundpainting”, a live-composition technique based on conducted improvisation, aimed at reducing the visible "borders" between the different worlds which are classical music, jazz and improvised music... In this context, he creates the “Ensemble Amalgammes” in Paris (http://www.ensemble-amalgammes.fr/).