Adolphe Deloffre Louis Michel Adolphe Deloffre (28 July 1817, Paris – 8 January 1876) was a French violinist and conductor active in London and Paris, who conducted several important operatic premieres in ...
Alain Altinoglu Alain Altinoglu (b. Paris, October 9, 1975) is a French conductor of Armenian descent.
Alain Lombard Alain Lombard (born 4 October 1940, Paris) is a French conductor.
Albert Vizentini Albert Vizentini was a French violinist, composer, conductor and music writer, born in Paris on 9 November 1841, and died there on 21 October 1906.
Albert Wolff (conductor) Albert Wolff (19 January 1884 – 20 February 1970) was a French conductor and composer of Dutch descent.
Alfred Cortot Alfred Denis Cortot (26 September 187715 June 1962) was a Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor.
Alphonse Varney Alphonse Varney (1 December 1811 – 7 February 1879) was a French conductor, mainly of opera.
André Cluytens André Cluytens (born Augustin Zulma Alphonse Cluytens) (26 March 19053 June 1967) was a Belgian-born French conductor who was active in the concert hall, opera house and recording studio.
André Messager André Charles Prosper Messager was a French composer, organist, pianist, conductor and administrator.
Fernand Oubradous Fernand Oubradous (12 February 1903 - 6 January 1986) was a French bassoonist, conductor and composer.
Franck Pourcel Franck Pourcel (11 August 1913 – 12 November 2000) was a French conductor Popular music and Classical music Born in Marseille August 11, 1913, Pourcel started learning the violin at the age of six.
François Antoine Habeneck François Antoine Habeneck (January 22, 1781 – February 8, 1849) was a French violinist and conductor.
François George-Hainl François George-Hainl, born Issoire 16 November 1807, died Paris 2 June 1873 was a French cellist and conductor.
François Habeneck François Antoine Habeneck (22 January 1781 – 8 February 1849) was a French violinist and conductor.
François Leleux François Leleux (born July 1971 in Croix, Nord) is a French oboist, conductor, and professor.
François Rauber François Rauber (19 January 1933 – 14 December 2003) was a French pianist, composer, arranger and conductor known for his works with chansonnier Jacques Brel.
François Ruhlmann François Ruhlmann (born Brussels 11 January 1868, died 1948) was a French conductor.
François-Xavier Roth François-Xavier Roth is a French conductor. His father is the organist Daniel Roth. His brother Vincent Roth is a violist. Before turning to conducting, François was a flautist.
Fritz Münch Fritz Münch (2 June 1890 - 1970) was a French musicologist and conductor.
Frédéric Adam Frédéric Adam, born in Hinsbourg 4 January 1904 and died in Illkirch-Graffenstaden on 7 September 1984 was a French conductor, composer and administrator.
Frédéric Blasius Frédéric Blasius (24 April 1758, Lauterbourg – 1829, Versailles) was a French violinist, clarinetist, conductor, and composer.
Frédéric Chaslin Frédéric Chaslin (born 1963, Paris) is a French conductor, composer and pianist.
Gabriel Grovlez Gabriel Marie Grovlez was an eminent French composer and conductor.
Gabriel Pierné Henri Constant Gabriel Pierné (16 August 186317 July 1937) was a French composer, conductor, and organist.
Georges Marty Georges-Eugène Marty was a French conductor and composer associated with both major opera houses in Paris.
Georges Prêtre Georges Prêtre (born 14 August 1924) is a French orchestral and opera conductor.
Georges Sébastian Georges Sébastian was a French conductor of Hungarian birth, particularly associated with Wagner and the post-romantic repertory.
Georges Tzipine Georges Samuel Tzipine (22 June 1907 – 8 December 1987) was a French violinist, conductor and composer.
Gilbert Amy Gilbert Amy (born 29 August 1936, Paris) is a French composer and conductor.
Gilbert Bezzina Gilbert Bezzina is a French violinist and conductor of baroque opera.
Gustave Charpentier Gustave Charpentier (Dieuze, Moselle, 25 June 1860 – 18 February 1956, Paris) was a French composer, best known for his opera Louise.
Gustave Cloëz Gustave Cloëz (born Quincy, 1890, died Paris, 1970) was a French conductor who was particularly active at the Paris Opéra-Comique in the mid-20th century, and made a significant number of record...
Guy Ropartz Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz (June 15, 1864 – November 22, 1955) was a French composer and conductor.
Hector Berlioz Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem).
Henri Büsser Henri Büsser (16 January 187230 December 1973) was a French classical composer, organist, and conductor.
Henri Christiné Henri Marius Christiné (27 December 1867 – 25 November 1941) was a French composer of Swiss birth.
Henri Rabaud Henri Rabaud (10 November 187311 September 1949) was a French conductor and composer, who held important posts in the French musical establishment and upheld mainly conservative trends in French...
Henri Tomasi Henri Tomasi was a French classical composer and conductor.
Henri-Claude Fantapié Henri-Claude Fantapié (born in Nice, France 1938) is a French conductor and composer.
Hervé Niquet Hervé Niquet (born on October 28, 1957) is a French conductor, harpsichordist, tenor, and the director of Le Concert Spirituel, specializing in French Baroque music.
Hidayat Inayat Khan Hidayat Inayat-Khan ( هدايت عنایت خان ) (born on 6 August 1917) is a classical composer, conductor and Representative-General of the International Sufi Movement.
Jean Fournet Jean Fournet (born in Rouen 14 April 1913 – died in Weesp 3 November 2008) was a French conductor.
Jean Gallon Jean Gallon (25 June 1878 - 23 June 1959) was a French composer, choir conductor, and music educator.
Jean Martinon Jean Francisque-Étienne Martinon (usually known simply as Jean Martinon; 10 January 19101 March 1976) was a French conductor and composer.
Jean Tubéry Jean Tubéry is a French player of the cornett and conductor.
Jean-Baptiste Arban Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban (28 February 1825 – 8 April 1889) was a cornetist, conductor, composer, pedagogue and the first famed virtuoso of the cornet à piston or valved cornet.
Jean-Baptiste Rey Jean-Baptiste Rey (18 December 1734 – 15 July 1810) was a French conductor and composer.
Jean-Bernard Pommier Jean-Bernard Pommier (born August 17, 1944 in Beziers), is a French pianist and conductor.
Jean-Christophe Keck Jean-Christophe Keck is a musicologist and conductor, born Briançon, France in 1964.
Jean-Christophe Spinosi Jean-Christophe Spinosi (born 2 September 1964) is a French conductor and violinist, the founder of Quatuor Matheus (1991), a group that later grew into Ensemble Matheus.
Jean-Claude Amiot Jean-Claude Amiot (born 18 October 1939 in Vichy) is a French composer, music professor and conductor.
Louis Fourestier Louis (Félix André) Fourestier (31 May 1892 – 30 September 1976) was a French conductor, composer and pedagogue, and was one of the founders of the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris.
Louis Frémaux Louis Frémaux (born August 13, 1921, Aire-sur-la-Lys, France) is a French conductor.
Louis Ganne Louis-Gaston Ganne (born Buxières-les-Mines (Allier), 5 April 1862 – died Paris, 13–14 July 1923) was a conductor and composer of French operas, operettas, ballets, and marches.
Louis Langrée Louis Langrée (born 11 January 1961, Mulhouse) is a French conductor.
Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray (2 February 1840 – 4 July 1910) was a French Breton composer, pianist, and professor of music history/theory at the Conservatoire de Paris as well as a Pri...
Louis-Antoine Jullien Louis Antoine Jullien (23 April 1812 - 14 March 1860) was a French conductor and composer of light music.
Louis-Emmanuel Jadin Louis-Emmanuel Jadin (21 September 1768 – 11 April 1853) was a French composer, pianist and harpsichordist.
Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis (4 July 1769 – 20 December 1819) was a French violinist, conductor, choirmaster, teacher, composer, and theatre director.
Ludovic Morlot Ludovic Morlot (born 1974, Lyon), is a French conductor.
Léon Jehin Léon Jehin was a conductor and composer, especially associated with musical life and the opera house in Monte Carlo.
Manuel Rosenthal Manuel Rosenthal (18 June 1904 – 5 June 2003) was a French composer and conductor who held leading positions with musical organizations in France and America.
Marc Minkowski Marc Minkowski (born 4 October 1962) is a French conductor of classical music, especially known for his interpretations of French Baroque works.
Marcel Couraud Marcel Couraud (born October 20, 1912 in Limoges, † 14 September 1986) was a French conductor.
Marcel Labey Marcel Labey (6 August 1875, Vésinet – 25 November 1968, Nancy) was a French conductor and composer.
Marcelle de Manziarly Marcelle de Manziarly was a French pianist, music educator, conductor and composer.
Marguerite Canal Marguerite Canal (29 January 189027 January 1978) was a French conductor, music educator and composer.
Maurice Frigara Maurice Frigara (2 July 1874, Lille - 27 January 1955, Paris) was a French conductor of Corsican descent, mainly active in the opera house.
Maurice Le Roux Maurice Le Roux or Leroux (6 February 1923, Paris, France – 19 October 1992 in Avignon, France) was a French composer and conductor.
Max Deutsch Max Deutsch (17 November 1892, in Vienna – 22 November 1982, in Paris) was an Austrian-French musical composer, conductor, and teacher.
Michel Béroff Michel Béroff (born May 9, 1950) is a French pianist and conductor of Bulgarian origin.
Michel Colombier Michel Colombier (May 23, 1939 – November 14, 2004) was a French composer, songwriter, arranger, and conductor.
Michel Plasson Michel Plasson (born 2 October 1933, Paris, France) is a French conductor.
Michel Singher Michel Singher is a French born conductor currently serving as a Coordinator of Opera at San José State University's School of Music and Dance in San Jose, California.
Nadia Boulanger Juliette Nadia Boulanger (16 September 188722 October 1979) was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century.
Narcisse Girard Narcisse Girard (28 January 179716 January 1860) was a French violinist, conductor and composer.
Nicolas Goupillet Nicolas Goupillet also Coupillet or Goupillier was a French Baroque composer - albeit a composer who may not have himself composed all of his works.
Pascal Verrot Pascal Verrot is a French-born orchestra conductor who holds the post of principal conductor of the Sendai Philharmonic (Japan) and former musical director of Picardy Orchestra in France.
Patrick Fournillier Patrick Fournillier (born December 26, 1954 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French conductor, He studied in Paris with Louis Fourestier and Pierre Dervaux, then in Strasbourg Conservatoire and Salzbu...
Paul Bastide Paul Adrien Bastide (6 April 1879 – 18 August 1962) was a French conductor and composer.
Paul Kuentz Paul Kuentz (Born 4 May 1930 - Mulhouse, France) is a French conductor who studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1947 to 1950, with Noël Gallon, Georges Hugon and Eugene Bigot.
Paul Méfano Paul Méfano (born 6 March 1937 in Basra, Iraq), is a French composer and conductor.
Paul Paray Paul Paray (24 May 1886 in Le Tréport – 10 October 1979 in Monte Carlo) was a French conductor, organist and composer.
Paul Taffanel Claude-Paul Taffanel (16 September 1844 - 22 November 1908) was a French flautist, conductor and instructor regarded as the founder of the French Flute School that dominated much of flute compos...
Paul Vidal Paul Antonin Vidal (16 June 1863 – 9 April 1931) was a French composer, conductor and music teacher mainly active in Paris.
Philippe Entremont Philippe Entremont (born 7 June 1934) is a French classical pianist and conductor.
Philippe Gaubert Philippe Gaubert (5 July 1879 – 8 July 1941) was a French musician who was a distinguished performer on the flute, a respected conductor, and a composer, primarily for the flute.
Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist.
Pierre Dervaux Pierre Dervaux (born January 3, 1917 in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France; died February 20, 1992 in Marseilles, France) was a French operatic conductor, composer, and pedagogue.
Pierre Hantaï Pierre Hantaï (born 28 February 1964, Paris) is a French conductor and harpsichordist.
Pierre Montan Berton Pierre Montan Berton (7 January 1727 – 14 May 1780) was a French composer and conductor.
Pierre Monteux Pierre Benjamin Monteux (4 April 18751 July 1964) was a French (later American) conductor.
Pierre Sancan Pierre Sancan (October 24, 1916 in Mazamet – October 20, 2008 in Paris) was a French composer, pianist, teacher and conductor.
Pierre Strauch Pierre Strauch is a French cellist, composer and conductor born in 1958.
Pierre-Louis Dietsch Louis Dietsch was a French composer and conductor, perhaps best remembered for the much anthologized Ave Maria 'by' Jacques Arcadelt, which he loosely arranged from that composer's three part ma...
René Leibowitz René Leibowitz (17 February 1913 – 29 August 1972) was a French composer, conductor, music theorist and teacher born in Warsaw, Poland.
Reynaldo Hahn Reynaldo Hahn (August 9, 1874 – January 28, 1947) was a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer.
Rhené-Baton René-Emmanuel Baton, known as Rhené-Baton, (5 September 1879 – 23 September 1940) was a French conductor and composer.
Rodolphe Kreutzer Rodolphe Kreutzer (15 November 1766 – 6 January 1831) was a French violinist, teacher, conductor, and composer of forty French operas, including La mort d'Abel (1810).
Roger Désormière Roger Désormière (13 September 189825 October 1963) was a French conductor.
Serge Baudo Serge Baudo is a French conductor, the son of the oboist Étienne Baudo.
Stéphane de Gérando Stéphane de Gérando (L'Hay-les-Roses, France, June 23, 1965), is a French composer, conductor, multimedia artist, researcher.
Stéphane Denève Stéphane Denève (born 24 November 1971) is a French conductor.
Sylvain Cambreling Sylvain Cambreling (born 1948 in Amiens, France) is a French conductor.
Yan Pascal Tortelier Yan Pascal Tortelier (born 19 April 1947) is a French conductor and violinist, and is the son of the cellist Paul Tortelier.
Édouard Colonne Édouard Juda Colonne (23 July 1838 in Bordeaux – 28 March 1910 in Paris) was a French conductor and violinist, who was a champion of the music of Berlioz and other eminent 19th-century com...
Édouard Deldevez Édouard(-Marie-Ernest) Deldevez (May 31, 1817 – November 6, 1897) was a French violinist, conductor, composer, and music teacher.
Émile Stern Émile Stern (28 April 1913 – 14 January 1997) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.