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Dorran Alibaud

After studying with Annie Cochet, Ophélie Gaillard and Philippe Muller in France with first prizes, Dorran (*1989) joins in 2009 Jean-Guihen Queyras's class in Stuttgart and follows him in 2011 in Freiburg-im- Breisgau.

Dorran participated in worldwide masterclasses given by Frans Helmerson, Anner Bylsma, Miklós Perényi, Clemens Hagen, Gary Hoffman, Jérôme Pernoo, David Watkin, Maximilian Hornung and received advices from former soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker such as Wolfgang Boettcher, Wolfram Christ, Rainer Kussmaul and the Melos, Artemis and Hagen Quartett.

Solo-cellist of major youth orchestras like the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Lucerne Festival Orchestra Academy, Dorran plays as guest principal and co-solo cellist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Les Siècles, Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK), Staatsoper Hannover, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, and toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Staatskapelle Dresden, SWR Symphonieorchester, Orchestre Romantique et Revolutionnaire, Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse.

As leader, he has collaborate with conductors like Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, François-Xavier Roth, Philippe Jordan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano amongst many others playing in prestigious halls like the Musikverein Wien, BBC Proms, Scala Milano, KKL Luzern, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Walt Disney Hall Los Angeles, Philharmonie Paris, National Center for the Performing Arts Beijing, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona and many more.

As solo-cellist, Dorran has performed world premiere of concertos and worked closely with eminent composers like Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Rihm, Bruno Mantovani and his childhood friend, Benjamin Attahir.

Laureate of the Landesammlung Baden-Württemberg since 2011 with a loan of a G. Grancino « Ex-Piatti » from the XVIIe made in Milano, Dorran was also invited to festivals such as Verbier and Zermatt Festival, Lucerne Festival, Academy Villecroze, Piatigorsky Los Angeles and performed with partners like Guy Braunstein, Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Kirill Gerstein, Andreas Staier and Jean-Guihen Queyras. In 2019, Dorran taught in the NTNU university of Music in Trondheim.

After the passing of maestro Pierre Boulez, former artistic director of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Dorran was invited to perform in 2016 his Messagesquisses as a tribute conducted by Leo McFall.

Invited by Claudio Abbado in 2012, Dorran plays in his beloved Orchestra Mozart currently based in Lugano and Bologna. Dorran currently lives in Oslo, and enjoys football, vintage watches and discovering his new home country, Norway.


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