Since forming the “Choeur Contemporain” in 1978 and Musicatreize in 1987, Roland Hayrabedian has been in continuous contact with musical creation. Engaging dialogue and establishing complicity with composers, he fosters links, in the form of cycles, between one creation and another. His concerts blend standard repertoire with many key 20th century pieces and premieres of contemporary works. Hayrabedian’s performances and recordings of the works of Maurice Ohana have won many awards. Trained as an orchestral conductor, much of his energy is devoted to lyric repertoire. Guest conductor at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, he has also been invited to conduct La Capella of Saint-Pétersbourg, the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Loire and the Lorraine Philharmonias, the Avignon Orchestra, the Ensemble Musica Viva of Moscow... From 2002 to 2005, he was artistic director of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée. He has collaborated with groups like Les Percussions de Strasbourg, 2e2m, TM+, been invited several times to conduct the Nederland Kamerkoor, and worked with soloists like Jay Gottlieb, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Alain Planès, Georges Pludermacher. His interest in stage music, musical theatre and ballet led to collaborations with Ariel Garcia Valdès, Pierre Barrat, Eric Ruf and Angelin Preljocaj. He teaches choral conducting at the CNR in Marseille.