Sébastien Bagnoud conducts orchestras in Switzerland and Czech Republic for over a decade. He is also credited with founding a professional ensemble in Sion (CH) in 2012, the Sedunum String Orchestra SSO and in 2016 the association Opera Studio Praha (CZ) which has staged critically acclaimed shows. The latest, Časoplet, a comic opera created by the Czech composer Lukas Sommer, on the occasion of 100 years of the Republic. In 2014 he was charged by the international festival Les Sommets du Classique in Crans-Montana (CH), with assembling and conducting its orchestra in residence. Sébastien Bagnoud made his opera debut in 2014 in Lausanne, in a production of Britten´s The Turn of the Screw. In 2015 he accepted a last-minute offer to replace the musical director in l’Opéra du Rhône in Valais (CH), production of Rossini´s Guillaume Tell in Martigny. Since then, he was appointed conductor resident and mounted in 2017 Orpheus in the Underworld and The Barber of Seville in March 2020. From 2015 to 2017 he was also named the musical assistant conductor at the Plzeň opera J. K. Tyla (CZ). He regularly conducted the opera Onegin of Tchaikovsky and Der Freischütz of Weber. In August 2018, he was also the musical assistant of Maestro John Fiore during the production of Carmen at the Grand Théâtre of Geneva. Sébastien Bagnoud has had the opportunity to collaborate with the following orchestras: Palermo Giovanile Mediterranea Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia PKF, Akademičtí komorní sólisté AKS Prague, the Opera du Rhône Orchestra, The Collegium Magistrorum Mikulov, the Plzeň J. K. Tyla Opera Orchestra, the Olomouc Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra Valais VOC and the Orchestra of the Haute École de Musique of Lausanne. He has participated in many festivals such as: Beirut Chants Festival in Lebanon, Sion Festival (CH), Crans-Montana Classics Festival (CH), Dny Bohuslava Martinů Festival (CZ), Festival Opera Praha (CZ)...

Sébastien Bagnoud holds a professional certificate in wind ensemble conducting at the Conservatoire of Fribourg, a Bachelor of Music and a Master in conducting orchestra from the Haute École de Musique of Lausanne (HEMU), also a professional diploma DAS in orchestra conducting at the Haute École de Musique of Berne (HKB), and finished in 2018 a second Master in orchestra and opera conducting at the Music Academy in Prague (HAMU). He recently won the Yuri Simonov Special Prize of the International Conducting Competition “Audite”, in Radom, Poland.
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