Olivier Tardy is an internationally sought-after conductor and versatile artist. He is currently principal guest conductor of the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, succeeding Prof. Peter Gülke. He has already been a regular on the podium of many renowned orchestras, including the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Munich Symphony Orchestra. This season he made his debut with the mdr Sinfonieorchester, with the Philharmonie Südwestfalen for a CD production and once again conducted a production at the Bavarian State Opera. He has also conducted the Prague Philharmonia, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Essen Philharmonic, the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and the Württembergische Phiharmonie Reutlingen, among others, as well as the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra at the German Music Competition 2019. In the fall of 2019, his first CD with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian cult band Dreiviertelblut was released. 

In the field of opera he conducted various productions at the Bavarian State Opera, a. o. the chamber opera „Eight Songs for a Mad King“ by Maxwell Davis in the Cuvillié Theatre, and projects of the Kammeroper Munich. Further more, he conducted gala concerts with Roberto Alagna in Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden.

He worked with soloists like the pianists Ivo Pogorelich, Gerold Huber, Yulianna Avdeeva and with the baritone Christian Gerhaher.

An important part of Olivier Tardy’s career is his big impact on the work with young musicians. He was the first principal conductor of the youth orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera founded in 2007. Following the invitation of Brigitte Fassbaender he conducted 2009 the newly founded Young Festival Orchestra of the Richard-Strauss-Tage Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In 2011 he conducted the summer concerts of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra and was instantly reinvited. In 2013 he lead the final concerts of the German Music Competition in Stuttgart. He is regularly working for the Academy of Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival.

For his CD recording with the Ensemble German Strings with wind concertos by Henri Tomasi he earned best reviews, a. o. the highest rating in the French music magazine Diapason. 

Olivier Tardy started his studies in his home town Clermont-Ferrand and continued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. After his studies he was member of the orchestra academy of the Berlin Philharmonic with whom he went on various international tours. In 1996 he was appointed solo flutist at the Bavarian State Opera. He played under the baton of big conductors like Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Günter Wand, Daniel Barenboim or Kirill Petrenko.