Winner of the famous Donatella Flick conducting competition, 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, Mariss Jansons, Michael Tilson Thomas, Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emmanuel Krivine…
In France, Christophe Mangou has conducted many orchestras including the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre National d’île de France, the Orchestre de Cannes, the l’Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, the Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon Provence, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, the Orchestre de Picardie, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre National de Lorraine, ...
Abroad, he has conducted in the USA, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Japan, Taiwan... and worked with orchestras such as the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, the Noord Nederlands Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Malmö Symfonieorkester, Melbourne Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica, the Kazakhstan State Symphony orchestra, the Romanian radio orchestra, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen. He has worked with many orchestras in the UK, such as the Britten Sinfonia, the Philharmonia orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC national Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Symphony and he has given several concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra.
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, Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, Lyon Auditorium, MC2 in Grenoble, B.A.M. in Metz), the Netherlands (Concertgebouw in Amsterdam), UK (Barbican in London), Australia (Melbourne Festival), Portugal (Casa da Musica in Porto), Sweden (Malmö Live Konserthus), Hungary (Millenaris Teatrum in Budapest), Poland (Katowice), Belgium (Gent festival).
Christophe Mangou recorded, with the Orchestre National d’île de France, La Princesse Kofoni, musical tale for children, written by Ivan Grinberg and Marc-Olivier Dupin, the music of the Henry Colomer’s movie Under the flags and the album Belmondo and Milton Nascimento.
He also recorded the CD - DVD To the east of Sonia Wieder-Atherton with the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Third Symphony of Beethoven with the BBC national Orchestra of Wales.
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/).
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