Barbara Dragan

Polish conductor Barbara Dragan, 33, has been named Young Associate Conductor of the Orchestre National de France for the 2022-2023 season. She will assist Music Director Cristian Macelaru during his concert series, accompany him on tour in Germany and Austria, conduct a recording as well as several pedagogical concerts, and lead the next edition of Viva l’Orchestra.

In 2021/22 she was Conducting Fellow at The Dallas Opera Hart Institute. Since April 2021 she is studying Konzerexamen at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Ulrich Windfuhr. Dragan is an award recipient of the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship (TACF) and the German DAAD Fellowship.

She is a graduate of the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Frédéric Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She was born into a Polish family of scientists. She started playing the violin from the age of five. Whilst studying the violin and the oboe, she passed her final exams in advanced mathematics and physics.

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