Unanimous winner of the 6th Jorma Panula International Conducting Competition in November 2015, Dylan Corlay is a dynamic, inspirational conductor, praised for the accuracy and depth of his interpretation.
From 2015-17 he was Assistant Conductor of Ensemble InterContemporain, in residence at the Philharmonie de Paris, under the artistic direction of Matthias Pintscher. Dylan Corlay made his début at Oper Frankfurt in March 2017, conducting Berlioz’s epic 5-act opera, Les Troyens, and he later worked on the award-winning Warner recording of the opera as assistant conductor to John Nelson, with Michael Spyres, Joyce DiDonato and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
Other engagements for this season and beyond include the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestre Symphonique de Tours, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Lamoureux, Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de France, Joensuu City Orchestra, Berner Symphonieorchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, together with a Netherlands tour with Ensemble InterContemporain.
Born in Vitré, France, Dylan Corlay graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with diplomas in orchestral conducting, bassoon, chamber music, harmony, improvisation, and teaching, winning several prizes. He also trained in trumpet, guitar, piano and ondes Martenot. Having furthered his bassoon studies with Marco Postingel at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, he performed with many major French and European orchestras under the baton of such renowned conductors as Tugan Sokhiev, Philippe Jordan, Myung-Whun Chung and Pierre Boulez. Dylan Corlay was trained in conducting by Jean-Sébastien Béreau, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Jorma Panula, Atso Almila and Péter Eötvös.
A committed and passionate teacher and a natural communicator, Dylan Corlay has conducted the concert and symphony orchestras at the Conservatoire de Tours since September 2013, works regularly with the Démos project in Metz and has run courses in conducting and sound painting in France, Japan and Brazil. He also composes and arranges, winning the Best Film Music award at the International Festival of Short Films in Hamburg in June 2010 with one of his compositions.
Dylan Corlay has a wide repertoire, and has met with considerable success as a composer, director and performer of contemporary and multidisciplinary musical productions involving musicians, dancers, actors and artists, and has received equally enthusiastic reviews for his interpretations of the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy.
2019 saw the première of his Pirate Concerto with l’Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, a co-production with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l’Orchestre National de Metz, and l’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire.