icolas Krauze has accomplished most of his musical studies in the United States, France and Russia. Studying first as a violinist, then conductor, he has attended the Washington Conservatory of Music, Gnessin State Musical College and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Among others, his conducting professors and advisers have been Nicolas Brochot, Zsolt Nagy and Christoph Eschenbach.
On the symphonic platform, Krauze has led performances with renowned ensembles in France (Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier Occitanie, Orchestre National Avignon Provence, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris), in Monaco (Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo), in Italy (Arena di Verona, Lecce Symphony Orchestra, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana), in Greece (Athens State Orchestra), in Hungary (Győr Philharmonic Orchestra), in Kazakhstan (Almaty Symphony Orchestra and National State Orchestra), in Poland (Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Kielce Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra and Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum), in Romania (Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Sibiu), in the Czech Republic (Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra), in Russia (Samara, Voronezh and Barnaul Symphonic Orchestras), in Moldavia (Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra), and in Ukraine (National Philharmonic of Ukraine and Lviv State Philharmonic).
In 2003 Krauze created Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe (www.orchestre-nouvelle-europe.com) based in Paris, France, for which he is the principal conductor and artistic director. Under his lead it has performed more than 400 concerts on some of the most prestigious stages and festivals in France. Abroad, over the last five years, the orchestra played over 35 concerts in China, two major tours in Brazil, one tour in South Korea and various concerts in Germany, Italy and Belgium.
Soloists performing under his baton include: Alexandre Kantorow, Renaud Capuçon, Lise de la Salle, Alena Baeva, Henri Demarquette, Nemanja Radulović, Sergeï Nakariakov, Vadym Kholodenko, Gérard Caussé, Alexandra Soumm, François-René Duchâble, Edgar Moreau, Svetlin Roussev, Leticia Muñoz Moreno, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Plamena Mangova, Rémi Geniet, Jean-François Zygel, Sandor Javorkaï, Hildegarde Fesneau, Romain Leleu, Marc Laforêt, François Dumont, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Julian Trevelyan and Denis Kozhukhin.
On the operatic stages Krauze has conducted productions in Europe, including such titles as Ch. Gounod’s Faust, G. Verdi’s Aida, G. Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, La fille du régiment and Don Pasquale, P. Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, O. Strauss’s Three Waltzes, F. Lehar Die lustige Witwe and J. Offenbach’s La vie parisienne for a total of over 100 representations.
In 2018 Nicolas Krauze was unanimously appointed, by the board as well as the musicians, Principal Guest Conductor of Ukraine’s National State Philharmonic Orchestra in Kiev.