The French conductor Jean Deroyer was born in 1979. At the age of fifteen he enrolled at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where he was awarded five first prizes. Jean Deroyer has been invited to conduct the following orchestras and ensembles: NHK Symphony Orchestra, Hyogo Convention Center Orchestra, Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, SWR Orchester Baden-Baden, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, Israël Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lyon, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Remix, Ensemble MusikFabrik and Klangforum Wien in halls like Wien Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie, salle Pleyel, Luzern Hall, Essen Philharmonie, Tokyo Opera City and Lincoln Center in New-York.
Over several years Deroyer has built a close and privileged relationship with Ensemble Intercontemporain that he conducted several times. Alongside Pierre Boulez and Peter Eötvös he conducted Stockhausen’s Gruppen for three orchestras at the 2007 Lucerne Festival. In September 2007, he made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris at the Salle Pleyel, and he will work again with this orchestra during forthcoming seasons. With the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, he has recorded Thomas Roussel's Cellar Door. This CD was released by EMI Music in February 2008.
In 2010, He will give the premiere of two operas: L’Amour Coupable by Thierry Pecou at the Opera de Rouen and Les Boulingrin by Georges Aperghis, staged by Jérôme Deschamps at the Opera Comique in Paris, with the Klangforum Wien. Then he will conduct Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opera de Rouen and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France in paul Dukas' Ariane et Barbe Bleue.
Notable forthcoming engagements include concerts with RSO Orchester Stuttgart, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille and Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Jean Deroyer has been appointed Musical Director of Ensemble Court-circuit from September 2008.