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Alizé LÉHON is a talented French conductor based in Paris. She began her musical journey by learning the violin and piano. She later discovered her passion for conducting at the young age of 14. After a Bachelor’s degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, she continued her studies under the guidance of renowned conductor Alain Altinoglu, and will obtain her Master’s in June 2024. Alizé has also attended masterclasses with notable conductors such as Mikko Franck, Douglas Boyd, Jean Deroyer, Pascal Rophé, and David Reiland. Alizé has made a name for herself as a guest conductor, having worked with esteemed orchestras such as l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, l’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, l’Orchestre National de Cannes and l’Orchestre Colonne. In January 2022, she took on the role of music director for le Chœur et Orchestre des Grandes Écoles. Additionally, she serves as an assistant to Michael Schønwandt at l’Orchestre Français des Jeunes and Alexandre Bloch at l’Orchestre National de Lille. Her passion for opera drove her to take part in the Mentorship for women conductors at the Aix en Provence Festival 2021. On this occasion, she had the opportunity to conduct the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble under the guidance of Thomas Hengelbrock. She was chosen by the Paris’ Richard Wagner National Circle to be its representative at the Bayreuth Festival in August 2023. Alizé will for the next three years conduct the DEMOS orchestra project in eastern France, in partnership with l’Orchestre National de Metz. She is invited at the Philharmonie de Paris in May to conduct the Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz with l’Orchestre des Amateurs de la Philharmonie de Paris.