Early 2016, the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Île-de-France asked David Molard Soriano to join their project, to conduct the inaugural concert and to become its musical director. This project has become his own, and he is now leading its artistic and cultural ambition.

 

They reinvent the concert form, mix chamber and orchestral music, create new collaborations. In 2018 they offered a residency to the French-Lebanese composer Bechara El-Khoury. The OJIF commissioned him two pieces and David created his second symphony "Träume von Wien" on October 24, 2018 at the UNESCO in Paris. Before that, David led an El-Khoury gala concert in Beirut, with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Appointed assistant conductor of the Orchestre national de France from September 2019, he also assisted Gustavo Dudamel with the Sinfonia Grange au Lac at the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian 2019.

 

Found of stage issues, David has already conducted Carmen and Dialogues des Carmélites in small version, a production of Madama Butterfly in Bourgas (Bulgaria); as well as a Traviata with Opera Eclaté on tour across France. In August 2019, he conducted Le Nozze di Figaro at the Eva Ganizate Festival.

His career led him to musical theater - he led a staged Carnaval des animaux at the Opéra de Limoges, and the musical tale Ali Baba by Damien Lehman at the Opéra national de Lorraine.

 

As Paavo Järvi's assistant conductor from 2014 to 2018, David worked with him at the Orchestre de Paris, the resident orchestra of the Philharmonie de Paris, until June 2016. He also assisted him at his new Estonian Festival Orchestra, during several editions of the Pärnu Music Festival and at the BBC Proms 2018. He also assisted conductors like Fabien Gabel or Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian.

 

Born in 1989, David started his musical training as a choirboy in Nancy (France), his hometown. Later and at various conservatories, he studied trumpet, piano, organ and finally in Paris, bass trombone. After beginning his conducting studies in Toulouse, he graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. David has taken further conducting studies with Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin, Gennadi Rojdestvenski, Jorma Panula, Colin Metters and Georges Prêtre, his first mentor. Then, he was invited to participate to the International Academy of Conducting of Toulouse led by Tugan Sokhiev with the Orchestre national du Capitole.