Philippe BÉRAN

Born : 14/01/1962
Married, 4 children
Nationalities : Swiss and French

Address :
26 B ch. de Grange-canal, CH-1224 Chêne-Bougeries, Genève, Suisse
tel + fax : +41 22 736 42 12
portable : +41 76 431 65 65
Web site :



Guest conductor invited by :

Orchestras :
Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande (OSR)
 (Geneva, Switzerland), since 1990
Société de l’Orchestre de Bienne
(Switzerland), 1994
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
(OCL) (Switzerland), since 1996
Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
(Bordeaux, France),1997-2007
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo
(Palermo, Italy), 1999
New Kansas City Symphony
(Missouri, USA), 2000
Orchestre symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy
(France), 2000-2005
Orchestre de Picardie
(France), 2001
Münchner Rundfunk Orchester
(Munich, Germany), 2001-2002
Orchestra Città di Parma
(Italy), 2001
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
(France), since  2003
Orchestre de Mulhouse
(France), 2003
Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice
(France), 2003-2006
Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
(Switzerland), 2003-2011
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
(Monaco), since 2003
Zuger Sinfonietta
(Switzerland), 2003
Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
(France), 2005
Orchestra del Teatro Bellini di Catania
(Italy), 2005
Orchestra of the New York City Ballet
Orchestra of National performing Center of performing Arts
(Beijing, China) 2008
Orchestra of the « Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne »
, Lausanne, since 2009
Orchestre National d’Ile de France
(France), 2009 – 2011
Royal Swedish Orchestra
(Stockholm, Sweden), since 2009
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
, (Toulouse, France), 2010
Finnish National Opera Orchestra
(Helsinki, Finland), since 2012

Operas :
Opéra National de Bordeaux (France), 1997-2007
Teatro Massimo di Palermo
(Italy), 1999
Opéra National de Nancy-Lorraine
(France), 2000-2005
Grand Théâtre de Genève
(Switzerland), since 2002
Opéra de Nice
(France), 2003-2006
Teatro Bellini di Catania
(Italy), 2005
Opera National de Paris
 (France), 2008-2009
Royal Swedish Opera
(Stockholm, Sweden), since 2009
Opera du Capitole de Toulouse
(France), 2010
Opera de Lausanne
 (Switzerland), since 2010
National Finnish Opera  
(Helsinki, Finland), since 2012

Ballets :
Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux
(France), 1997-2007
Ballet National de Nancy-Lorraine
(France), 2000
Ballet du Grand-Théâtre de Genève
(Switzerland), since 2002
Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice
(France), 2003-2006
New York City Ballet
Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris
Royal Swedish Ballet
(Stockholm, Sweden), since 2009
Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse
(France), 2010
National Finnish Ballet
(Helsinki, Finland), since 2012

Festivals :
Festival de Lucerne
(Switzerland), 2003          
Festival de Montreux
(Switzerland), since 2008
Festival d’Ile de France
(Paris, France), 2009


2002-2011 :
Responsible of Young people’s activities of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  : conducting, commentaries and animations into schools.

2002-2011 :
Responsible of “Young people’s concerts” of the Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne

1997 – 2000 :           
Associate conductor of the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine

Conductor of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux
Artistic director : Charles Jude
Productions in Bordeaux and in tournées

Manager and conductor of all pedagogic and “new publics” productions of the orchestra

Assistant of the Musical Director : Hans Graf.

Conductor of several lyric and symphonic productions

1995 -1997 :
Regular collaboration with the Swiss Culture Fondation “Pro-Helvetia” for concerts into foreign countries

1993-2006 :
Conductor of the Choeurs des collèges Calvin et de Candolle (Geneva)

1992 – 1998 :
Principal conductor of the Opéra de Poche, (Geneva)

1992 – 1993 :
Ponctual conductor of the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Genève


1990 :
Musical Director of the Orchestre du Collège de Genève

1989 – 1991 :
Musical Director of the Orchestre de chambre de l’Université de Genève

1988 – 1990 :
Assistant to Mr Arpad Gerecz, conductor of the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Genève

1987 – 1996 :
Musical Director of the Camerata de Genève (chamber orchestra)



1993 – 1998 :
Taught music at Geneva high school

1986 – 1990 :
Taught mathematics, physics and chamber music at Geneva high school.

1986 – 1987 :
Assistant to Professor Henri Rüegg at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Geneva.


General studies

1981 – 1986
Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva.
Graduated with top honours in June 1986.

1977 – 1981
High scool “Collège Claparède”, Geneva Scientific section, “Maturité type C”.

1967 – 1977
Primary and secondary school, Geneva, Switzerland

Music studies

Orchestra conducting :

1989 – 1990
Conservatoire de Genève (Advanced professional level).
Professor : Mr Arpad Gerecz.
Awarded firt prize (“1er prix de direction d’orchestre”)

1984 – 1988
Conservatoire de Genève (Advanced level I – IV; four-year course).
Professor : Mr. Arpad Gerecz.
Graduated with top honours in June 1988.

Orchestra conducting, practical training :

August 1988
Zürich and Biel (Switzerland), with Mr. Ralph Weikert.
Active conductor.

July 1989
Salzau (Germany), with Mr. Leonard Bernstein.
Guest auditor.

August 1989
Szombathely (Hungary), with Mr Peter Eötvös.
Active conductor.

Clarinet :

1983 – 1984
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (“Premier cycle”).
Professors : Mr. Guy Deplus and Guy Dangain.
Graduated with top honours in June 1984.

1980 – 1983
Conservatoire de Genève (Advanced professional level).
Professor : Mr. Thomas Friedli.
Awarded first prize (“1er prix de virtuosité”)

1972 – 1980
Conservatoire de Genève (Elementary, secondary and advanced levels).

Piano :

Conservatoire de Genève
Graduated with honours in June 1987
(“Diplôme de piano pour instrumentistes”)

General :                 

Conservatoire de Genève, Graduated with top honours in June 1996 : “Diplôme d’Education musicale I


French (mother language), english, german, italian