Lyon (Rhône, France), 1973

Guillaume Bourgogne studied Orchestral Conducting with Janos Fürst at the Paris Conservatoire where he won a First Prize. Today, he is the music director of Ensemble Cairn (Paris) with composer Jérôme Combier, and he is also the artistic director of Ensemble Op.Cit (Lyon). He is Associate Professor of Conducting at the Schulich School at Music of McGill University and artistic director of the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (Montreal) since 2013. He is appointed Associate Professor at the Haute école de musique Vaud Valais Fribourg in Lausanne as of September 2022. Since 2010, he has been principal conductor of the Camerata Aberta (São Paulo, Brazil). He is regularly invited to lead orchestras including the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the National Lille Orchestra, the National Bordeaux-Aquitaine Orchestra and new music ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Court-Circuit, L’Itinéraire, 2e2m, Mosaik, Ensemble TIMF, Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble, Soundstreams, Israel Contemporary Players and Contrechamps. Together with these orchestras and ensembles, he has performed in the foremost festivals. His discography is rewarded by various prizes: Diapason d’or, Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, Bravo! award and Disque d’or.