Leymarie named general manager of France’s Ensemble Intercontemporain

Posted on: October 31, 2017

“The leading contemporary music orchestra in France, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, has a new general manager,” reports Frank Cadenhead on Monday’s (10/30) Musical America (subscription required). “Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen announced the appointment of Olivier Leymarie to be effective on December 18. Leymarie is currently general manager of the historically-informed music ensemble the Insula Orchestra and their chorus, Accentus, both under the music direction of Laurence Equilbey and currently the resident orchestra of the dramatic new complex, La Seine Musicale.… He will replace current general manager Hervé Boutry, who was appointed by EIC founder Pierre Boulez in 1995. Leymarie will consolidate the multiple partners supporting the Ensemble Intercontemporain, which include the Cité de la Musique and the adjacent Philharmonie de Paris and the Institute of Research and Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) at the Centre Pompidou. He was formerly artistic director at the Dijon Opera (2008-13) and earlier assistant production director at the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris (2002-08). He will work with the orchestra’s current music director, the composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher. Leymaire is expected to focus on increasing the public for the ensemble … and work with Pintscher to make the audience more diverse and create more encounters with other artistic disciplines.”

Posted October 31, 2017