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Jean-François Monnard, Swiss, German artistic director.

Background

Monnard, Jean-François was born on November 4, 1941 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Son of Charles and Colette (Treuthardt) Monnard.

Education

Law licence en droit, University Lausanne, 1964. Student, Music Academy, Lausanne. Orchestra conducting diploma, Folkwang Hochschule, Essen, Federal Republic Germany, 1968.

Career

Resident conductor, Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic Germany, 1968-1970, Graz, Austria, 1970—1972, Trier, Germany, 1972—1977, Aachen, 1981—1984, Wuppertal, 1985—1988. Music director Osnabrück, Germany, 1988—1998. Artistic administrator Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1998—2004.

Associate director Septembre Musical, Montreux, Switzerland, since 2007.

Connections

Married Lia Rottier, June 27, 1985.

father:
Charles Monnard

mother:
Colette (Treuthardt) Monnard

spouse:
Lia Rottier