Quentin Hindley has been praised for his ‘fluid, precise and versatile’ conducting, a selection of the qualities he recently showed for “an exciting Irish debut (with the RTE Concert Orchestra) for the young French conductor”, as stated by the Irish Times.
Highlights of his current season include the premieres of Arthur Lavandier’s Legend of the Dragonat the Opéra de Lille, together with renowned French ensemble, Le Balcon, a debut in Hungary with the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, with which he gave a subsequent sold-out concert at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris with a Mozart programme, as well as concerts in Slovenia (with Ljubljana Academy of Music Orchestra) and Croatia (Zagreb Academy of Music Orchestra).
Quentin Hindley was Sir Simon Rattle’s assistant at the 2015 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, towards the world premiere of Jonathan Dove's new opera, ‘The Monster in the Maze’, which he was invited to conduct again in Lille (June 2016), in Lisbon (GulbenkianFoundation, September 2017) as well as at the Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (June 2018). Jonathan Dove said ‘Quentin Hindley’s command of the Lille production of The Monster in the Maze (Le Monstre du Labyrinthe) was miraculous, achieving marvellous clarity among so many performers, while moving forwards with great drive. Compelling musical storytelling —just what I hoped for!’.
Quentin is conducting extensively in his home country: Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Lamoureux, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Orchestre Régional de Normandie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France, Orchestre de Pau-Pays-de-Béarn, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence, Orchestre de Cannes-PACA, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon and Orchestre de Picardie, the latter was a gala concert with international renowned soprano Pretty Yende, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (June 2017), which was extremely well received.
Abroad, Quentin has also received invitations to leadBerlin Sinfonietta, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and HEMU Orchestra Fribourg. Involved in intercultural projects in France and abroad, Quentin Hindley has conducted the Youth Academies at Orchestre National de Lyon and collaborates with the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, the DEMOS project at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée, cooperating with the musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra. A former viola player atthe Opéra de Paris’ orchestra, Quentin Hindley studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Hungarian conductor Zsolt Nagy between 2007 and 2012, receiving first prizes in conducting, orchestration and analysis.He followed this with further studies with Pierre Boulez, Paavo and Neeme Järvi,Susanna Mälkki, Jorma Panula and Michail Jurowski.