Jean-Louis Gosselin, conductor

Jean-Louis Gosselin studied music in McGill Conservatory in Montreal, Canada, at the Conservatoire National de Lyon in France before graduating in 2004 from the Royal Academy of Music in orchestra conducting. Jean-Louis then went on to complete his Masters degree in musicology at King’s College London in 2008.

As a conductor, Jean Louis was Principal Conductor of Southend Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2008, where he conducted performances of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, both Concertos for 2 Pianos by Francis Poulenc and Malcolm Arnold, Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7.

As a regular conductor of I Maestri, one of the leading amateur orchestras in London, Jean-Louis has conducted performances in St John’s Smith Square of Puccini’s La Bohème, Mahler’s Symphony No.5, Scriabin’s Piano Concerto, Walton’s Viola Concerto and, in May 2009, gave the UK premiere of Janacek’s Suite from the The Cunning Little Vixen arranged by Peter Breiner. He has worked with many soloists, including Maxym Rysanov, Nicholas Walker, Timothy Orpen and Giovanni Guzzo.

Jean-Louis will make his debut with Verdandi Camerata on 30th October, where he, alongside BBC Radio actor Stephen Hogan and opera singer John Savournin, will give the UK premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Fiddler’s Tale coupled with Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale. Jean-Louis will also give his Cadogan Hall debut concert with Verdandi Camerata on 16th April 2011 where he and French soloists Anne and Maud Lovett will give the UK premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s anticipated double concerto for violin and piano, Selenite City, which he has specially commissioned.