Frederic Chaslin was born in Paris and studied at the Paris conservatoire and the Salzburg Mozarteum.
In 1989 he became the assistant of Daniel Barenboim in Bayreuth and Paris, and in 1991 he was Pierre Boulez’s assistant at the Ensemble Intercontemporain. In the same period he became music director of the opera of Rouen.
His operatic and symphonic career took him to the biggest houses and festivals. He conducted more than 110 performances at the State Opera in Vienna, he’s regular guest at the MET opera in New York since 2002, at the Munich state opera since 2003, at the Berlin Deutsche Oper since 1997.
His operatic repertoire covers more than 120 works in french, italian, german, russian and english.
His Italian career started in 1994 at La Fenice with Racconti d’Hoffmann, then Sonnambula and in 2006, La Juive with Neil Shiccof.
Then he conducted in Genova, Parma, Roma (teatro dell’opera, La Favorita, 1997), Milano (Rai, 1991) Trieste.
Since 2004 he’s regular guest of the Orchestra della Toscana in Firenze, performing as conductor and solo pianist (Beethoven, 5th piano concerto, january 2009)
He will make is Milan’s Scala debuts in October 2010 with a symphonic concert as well as his Bologna Teatro comunale debut in april 2010.
Frederic Chaslin is a composer who has written already 5 operas, the latest one, ‘le Cime Tempestose’ has been recorded in Valencia with the Philharmonia orchestra chorus and internationnal soloists and has already been acclaimed by critics.
He published a book, ‘music in every sense’, about the difficult communication of modern music with the contemporary audience.