Regarded as one of the most charismatic and enterprising conductors of his generation, François-Xavier Roth is the director of Les Siècles, which he founded in 2003. He is also Generalmusikdirektor of the city of Cologne, where he is artistic director of the Gürzenich-Orchester and the Opera. His repertoire extends from the seventeenth century to the creation of contemporary works and covers every genre: symphonic music, chamber music and opera.
He is admired for his incisive, inspirational conducting and for his inventive and open-minded choice of programmes. François-Xavier Roth is a frequent guest conductor with the most prestigious orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker and Staatskapelle Berlin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich.
A passionate believer in transmission and pedagogy, he created in 2009, along with Les Siècles and the Festival Berlioz, the Jeune Orchestre Européen Hector Berlioz, an academy orchestra focusing on period-instrument performance of the Romantic repertory. He is also the originator of many audiovisual and multimedia educational projects.
Kammerkonzert. Six Bagatelles & Ten Pieces for wind quintet
Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'. With Méhul : Overture "Les Amazones"
Symphony No. 5. With Gossec, Symphony in 17 parts
Harold en Italie. Les Nuits d'été
Jeux. Nocturnes. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune [CD + DVD]
La Mer. Première Suite d'orchestre (1st orchestral suite)
Titan, symphonic poem in the form of a symphony [no.1]
Symphonie du jaguar / Vague de pierre
Piano Concertos / Mélodies
La Valse. With Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Orch. Ravel)
Ma mère l'Oye. Le Tombeau de Couperin. Shéhérazade
Symphony No.3 "Organ", Piano concerto No.4
Don Quixote Op.35. Till Eulenspiegel op.28. Romances
Ballets Russes : The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, The Firebird. Incl. "Les Orientales" (collective)
Updated January 2022