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Paul Meyer is not only one of the outstanding clarinetists worldwide and performs regularly with the major orchestras in Europe and the USA, in the Far East and Australia, since 1988 he has also worked internationally as a conductor alongside his solo career. He is the founder of the Orchester de Chambre d'Alsace, was assistant to John Crewe at the Northern Junior Philharmonic in England and was appointed Associate Chief Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra by Myung Whun Chung in 2007, whose international profile he has above all with a French repertoire and works by Roussel, Dukas and Saint-Saëns. Paul Meyer is a co-founder of the orchestra academy there for young artists. From 2009 to 2012, Paul Meyer was chief conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and has since worked with well-known orchestras such as the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice, l'Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Symphony Orchestra or the China Philharmonic, his artistic work to date is on more than 50 CDs Documented recordings with leading labels, including DGG, Sony, RCA, EMI and Virgin; for this he was awarded numerous prizes such as Fono-Forum, Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Gramophon and Grammy Awards. His recordings as a conductor with the Camerata Padova (piano concerts by Mozart and Haydn with JM Luisada), with the Royal Philharmonique de Liège (works by Darius Milhaud) and the Brussels Philharmonic (works by Corigliano & Carter), with the Staatskapelle Weimar (cello concert by Elgar & Walton) as well as horn concerts from different epochs with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the highly successful CD "Bolero de Meyer" with the Tokyo Kosei Orchestra. His series of Play & Conduct recordings with the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne has won awards.
In the series of chamber orchestras previously conducted by Paul Meyer, only the following are mentioned: Orchester de Chambre de Paris, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Cham-ber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Munich chamber Orchestra.
In 2012, the French state Paul Meyer awarded the highest cultural award of the "Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for its musical achievements to date.
In autumn 2018, Paul Meyer was unanimously elected to succeed Johannes Schlaefli as the new chief conductor of the Kurpfälzisches Chamber Orchestra, in whose hands the artistic development of the traditional orchestra will lie from the 2019/2020 season.
An unusual musical break with the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra
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