About beats and batons

By Audrey SomnardLex Kleren Switch to French for original article

Corinna Niemeyer, conductor of the OCL (Orchestre de Chambre de Luxembourg), gave her inaugural concert at the Philharmonie a few days ago. Although the arts sector has been at a standstill for more than a year, the music lover tells us about her desire to take the audience on a journey.

We meet the conductor in the lobby of her hotel in Kirchberg, after a long day of rehearsals. The German speaks impeccable French, no accent, bluffing: “I grew up in a Francophile family, I chose French as my first language in high school, I spent my holidays and did school exchanges there, and I worked a lot in France”, she explains in her introduction. Her CV is as long as your arm, and she has worked with great orchestras, in Paris, and more recently in Rotterdam. Finally, Luxembourg is a logical step in her career: “After my studies in Germany and Switzerland, the beginning of my career, orchestras in France and the Netherlands, I finally turned to the Grand Duchy”, she says.

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