Christophe Chagnard

One of the most sought-after musicians in the Pacific Northwest, French conductor, composer and guitarist Christophe Chagnard is an all-around artist acclaimed for his finely etched performances and charismatic approach to music. Equally versed in a vast repertoire of symphonic, operatic and ballet works of all styles and periods, Chagnard has gained a reputation as an insatiable conductor who can do it all. Chagnard is the co-founder Northwest Sinfonietta and was its Music Director since its launch in 1991, and was appointed Music Director of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra (LUCO) in 2000. 
Chagnard is the co-founder Northwest Sinfonietta and was its Music Director since its launch in 1991.  His awards include the 2006 ArtsFund Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award, and the Richard Levy Award for outstanding musicianship for three consecutive years.