• Biography

Victor JACOB

Participant of 2018

Finalist and “Mention Spécial” in Besançon Conducting Competition 2019, French conductor Victor Jacob is regularly invited with orchestras in Europe and abroad, including Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Moscow State Philharmonia (МГСО), Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orquestra Sinfonica Simon Bolivar de Venezuela, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle-Acquitaine, or Esbjerg Ensemble in Danemark.

He was the assistant conductor of Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Gergely Madaras for the last two seasons. From September 2020 he starts to work closely with both Orchestre Régional de Picardie conducted by Arie van Beek, and Orchestre National de Lille as assistant conductor of Alexandre Bloch.

In opera productions, Victor is also invited to conduct or assist the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre Symphonique de La Monnaie, Orchestre National de France or Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and learned about the operatic repertoire assisting Nathalie Stutzmann or Paolo Arrivabeni.

Next season he will make his debuts with Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre Opéra de Rouen Normandie, and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at Théatre des Champs-Élysées, as well as Chorégies d’Orange festival.

Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, he was trained by Alain Altinoglu, Sian Edwards and Colin Metters, and received the training of Paavo and Kristjan Järvi, Leonid Grin, Marin Alsop, David Zinman, Lawrence Foster, or Bernard Haitink.



Works conducted in the Competition:

Round 1

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op 84 (excerpt)
Weber: Der Freischütz Overture (excerpt)

Round 2 – Semi-finals

Bartók: Divertimento (excerpt)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21: II Larghetto (excerpt)
Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (excerpt)