General Manager, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
François Bou has been General Manager of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra since 2009. He was born in France on the 30th April 1960. Before graduating, he studied violin, singing, music notation and drama. François Bou obtained his Degree in Music and Lyrical studies at the National Music Conservatory in Paris.
He has then held several positions of increasing importance in the classical music field, especially in Symphony music and Opera. In chronological order:
Director of the Centre d’Insertion Professionnel des Artistes Lyriques de l’Opéra du Rhin (Strasbourg)
General Manager at the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Lyon with Éric Tappy
Orchestra manager at the Lyon Opera
Orchestra manager at the Ensemble Intercontemporain
Music agent in Musicaglotz (Paris)
Programming Director at the Opéra du Rhin (Strasbourg)
Programming Director at the Ouen Opera
Head of Production at the Paris Opéra comique
Artistic director at the Lille National Orchestra
Project and touring manager in Londres at Van Walsum Management (today ICA).
As project and touring manager, François has worked on projects and tour organising with international conductors and orchestras, in collaboration the with most famous concert halls in Europe.