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Frederic Chaslin

  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Pianist


Frédéric Chaslin is Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, a position he started in September 2012.

Conductor, pianist, composer and author, Frédéric Chaslin was born in Paris and educated at the Paris Conservatoire and the Salzburg Mozarteum.  He began his conducting career in 1989 as assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Paris and Bayreuth.  He became Pierre Boulez’s assistant at the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris in 1991.  

Frédéric Chaslin made his Santa Fe Opera debut in 2009 conducting Verdi’s La Traviata and opened the 2011 season with Gounod’s Faust. Performances in 2012 included Tosca and Rossini’s Maometto II. He served as the Company’s Music Director from 2010-2012.