Currently Musical Director of the Opéra national de Paris and Chief Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker since September 2014, Philippe Jordan has established himself as one of the most gifted and exciting conductors of his generation.
His career began in 1994/95 as Kapellmeister of the Ulm Stadttheater. From 1998-2001, he worked as assistant to Daniel Barenboim and conductor at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. From 2001-2004, he held the position of Chief Conductor of the Graz Opera and Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. In this period he made his debut at several prestigious international Opera houses and festivals, the Houston Grand Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Teatro alla Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, the Salzburger Festspiele (Così fan tutte), the Wiener Staatsoper and the Festspielhaus Baden Baden (Tannhäuser). From 2006-2010, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Berlin Staatsoper unter den Linden.
Philippe Jordan’s orchestral engagements have included the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Vienna RSO, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Tonhalle Zurich, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, NDR/Hamburg Symphony, DSO Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Münchner Philharmoniker. In North America, he has appeared with the Seattle, St. Louis, Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington, Minnesota, Montreal, New York, and San Francisco Orchestras.
In the 2015-16 season, he conducted, among others, a full cycle of the Beethoven piano concertos (solist: Pierre-Laurent Aimard) with the Wiener Symphoniker and a new production of Moses und Aron and La damnation de Faust at the Opéra National de Paris. Philippe Jordan has recorded Carmen (Glyndebourne Festival), Werther (Wiener Staatsoper), Doktor Faust (Zurich Opera) and Salome (Covent Garden), Tannhäuser (Baden-Baden), Le Nozze di Figaro (Paris Opera) and Pelléas et Mélisande (Opéra de Paris) which received the “CHOC de l’année” prize for Classica in DVD format. He has also recorded for Naïve the complete Beethoven Piano concertos with François-Frédéric Guy and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France as well as Strauss’ Alpensinfonie with the Opéra National de Paris Orchestra, which was awarded the “CHOC de l’année - Classica”. The Sacre du Printemps CD that he also recorded received the “CHOC” prize for the Musical World.
Philippe Jordan has conducted the GUSTAV MAHLER JUGENDORCHESTER on tour in 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2013.