Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, has decided to appoint Emilie Delorme as director of the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP). She will take up her duties on January 1, 2020.

With her extensive knowledge of the performing arts sector, her action in the field of training and her expertise in supporting artists, Emilie Delorme has essential assets to propose an ambitious project for the Conservatory.

With a dual curriculum at the Ecole Nationale des Mines and the Conservatoire National de Région de Nancy, Emilie Delorme is currently the director of the Académie et des concerts at the Aix-in-Provence, as well as the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée and the enoa and medinea networks, which she performed under the direction of Bernard Foccroulle and then Pierre Audi. She is also President of the Salon-de-Provence International Chamber Music Festival and Secretary General of GMEM, Marseille’s national centre for musical creation. Previously, she was in charge of production at the Aix-en-Provence Festival under the direction of Stéphane Lissner, then at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. She has led numerous musical cooperation projects in Europe and in the Mediterranean countries. For nearly 20 years, she has successfully accompanied performing artists in their creations.

With this appointment, the Minister wishes to accompany the Conservatory both in the pursuit of its work of excellence and in the changes it will have to face in the coming years.

Emilie Delorme will develop at the CNSMDP a training project based on the excellence of her teaching, with increased openness, outreach and mobility internationally, integrating interdisciplinary issues in the context of the digital transition. The project will pay greater attention to the diversity of student recruitment, lifelong learning and the quality of vocational integration.  The CNSMDP Ethics Charter for Equality 2018-2022 will support the implementation of these promotion and inclusion goals.     

Emilie Delorme will draw on strong expertise in local, national and international cooperation to establish and strengthen partnerships with higher education institutions and research organizations in France and abroad. Together with the director of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon, she will work to foster artistic, pedagogical and scientific cooperation between the two institutions and the articulation of their strengths.  The director will reinforce, for the benefit of students and teachers of the Conservatory, exchanges, sources of enrichment and emulation, with places of artistic production.   

On the occasion of this appointment, the Minister welcomes the action of Bruno Mantovani for his exceptional contribution to the influence of the Conservatory. He passed on to his successor an establishment of excellence and in order of march.