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Victor Aviat

After completing his Masters degree in conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, in 2010 he created the Orchestra Zurich, drawing together members of the Tonhalle- Orchester, Opernhaus Zürich and Zürcher Kammerorchester. In 2011, Ivan Fischer appointed him Assistant Conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, where his work has included a production of Le Nozze di Figaro, and the Konzerthaus Berlin. Furthermore Victor Aviat was one of three conductors selected to take part in the 2014 Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. The 2015/16 season saw him conducting a new production of Offenbach’s Le Roi Carotte for Opéra de Lyon (DVD released), as well as making his debuts with Orchestre National de Lille and Berner Sinfonieorchester.

Prior to conducting, Victor Aviat has been one of the most successful principal oboists on the European orchestral scene, having performed with Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestra Mozart, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera House and Budapest Festival Orchestra. As a soloist he has collaborated with conductors such as Emmanuel Krivine, Reinhard Goebel and Claudio Abbado, with whom he recorded the Bach Brandenburg Concertos for Deutsche Grammophon in 2007. Victor Aviat has been member of the Karajan Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker.