Conductor of the Orchestre Eugénie

photo : Patrick Batton

Marc-Antoine Pingeon studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he learned from masters Michaël Lévinas, Serge Zapolsky and Kurt Moll, as well as Sir Colin Davis during the celebrations of the bicentenary of the Conservatoire (Te Deum by Berlioz). He is graduated in harmony, study of the music of the XXème century, accompaniment and opera singers coaching.

In 1996, while still studying at the Conservatoire, Marc-Antoine Pingeon is chosen by Roman Polanski to play the part of the pianist in Maria Callas-Master Class by Terence McNally with Fanny Ardant and later Marie Laforêt. He is also appointed as a piano accompanist in the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, and teaches sight-reading. As accompanist, he has  given many recitals with singers (Elizabeth Vidal, Leo Nucci, Elisabeth Rogier...)

Since September 2017, Marc-Antoine Pingeon is deputy director of studies at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

From 2002 to 2014, he was the chorus master of the Choeur de l'Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris hospitals' choir)

Currently, Marc-Antoine Pingeon is musical director of the Orchestre Eugénie. In 2007 he founded with Cédric Kleinklaus the Institut de Recherche et de Conservation de la Musique Française de Salon to lead historical and musicological researches on salon music between 1830 and 1914 in France. The Orchestre Eugénie, that he conducts from the piano, recreates the atmosphere of Parisian dance halls and private salons, and plays works by Olivier Metra, Isaac Strauss, Léon and Emile Waldteufel or Paul Lacome and Louis Ganne. The Orchestre Eugénie and Marc-Antoine Pingeon have recorded CD devoted to orchestral works by the Waldteufel brothers, and a selection of pieces for solo piano by Emile Waldteufel.

Master Class at the Théâtre Antoine

with the chorus and orchestra of Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Atsuko Majima and Olivier Grangean

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Debussy : first arabesque

Debussy : second arabesque

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