Olivier Tardy, internationally sought-after conductor and versatile artist, stands at the podium of numerous renowned orchestras. His close and longstanding musical connections include the Stuttgart Philharmoniker, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Münchner Symphoniker, and the Georgische Kammerorchester Ingolstadt. He has also been a guest conductor with orchestras like the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Essener Philharmoniker, Prague Philharmonia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre National de Cannes, Orchestre Lamoureux, Tiroler Sinfonieorchester Innsbruck, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, and the Nürnberger Symphoniker. Recently, he also served as the first guest conductor with the Brandenburger Symphoniker.
In the 23/24 season, he opens with concerts with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker. He will also be a guest conductor again with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Georgische Kammerorchester Ingolstadt. A special project is the festive concert for Loriot’s 100th birthday at the Isarphilharmonie with the Münchner Symphoniker and Udo Wachtveitl. In addition, he conducts the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and makes his debut with the Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.
In the realm of opera, he conducted various productions at the Bayerische Staatsoper, including Maxwell Davis’ chamber opera “Eight Songs for a Mad King” at the Nationaltheater and Gustav Mahler’s “Lied von der Erde” in the version of Schönberg-Riehm. He was also the musical director of the Kammeroper München. Olivier Tardy led gala concerts with Roberto Alagna in Berlin, Hamburg, Dresden, and as part of the Festival Música Mallorca in Palma de Mallorca.
Olivier Tardy has collaborated with renowned artists like Ivo Pogorelich, Gerold Huber, Yulianna Avdeeva, and the baritone Christian Gerhaher.
His significant commitment to youth work is particularly noteworthy. He regularly accompanies the project “Klasse Klassik” of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, led the Orchesterakademie of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, and participated in several projects of the Bayerisches Landesjugendorchester. Invited by Brigitte Fassbaender, he conducted the newly established Junge Festivalorchester of the Richard-Strauss-Tage Garmisch-Partenkirchen. He conducted the final concerts of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb and supported the Orchestra Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival.
Olivier Tardy received excellent reviews for his outstanding CD recording with the ensemble German Strings, which includes the Bläserkonzerte by Henri Tomasi, with the highest rating from the French magazine Diapason. He released several CDs with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, including “Die Kleine Hexe” with Stefan Wilkening as speaker. Another album emerged in collaboration with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, and not least, a Cross-Over-Album with the Münchner Symphoniker and the Bavarian band Dreiviertelblut.
He initially studied in his birthplace Clermont-Ferrand and continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. After completing his studies, he became a member of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and accompanied the orchestra on numerous tours. In 1996, he was appointed as solo flute at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where he played under the direction of significant conductors like Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Günter Wand, Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, and Vladimir Jurowski.