Christophe Mangou has been a regular guest of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse for several seasons. Since the season 2012-2013, he is also in charge of their educational project.
In this context, he is at the origin of several original and ambitious commands, such as the musical tale Eva pas à pas by Sylvain Griotto and L’Ile Indigo by Julien Le Hérissier and Julie Martigny which involved the participation of the audience.
He is highly regarded for the quality of his proposals and conducting for educational and more special projects.
Winner of the famous Donatella Flick conducting competition (London, 2002), Christophe Mangou was awarded a two-year contract as assistant conductor to the London Symphony Orchestra. He was thus brought to work with the main conductor of this prestigious orchestra, Sir Colin Davis, and guest conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Emmanuel Krivine, Mariss Jansons, Michael Tilson Thomas, Antonio Pappano, Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
His recent commitments include appearances with the Britten Sinfonia, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Malmö Symfonieorkester, Melbourne Symphony, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica, Orchestre Régional Avignon-Provence, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Orchestre National de France, …
While pursuing his career as a classical conductor, Christophe Mangou, an eclectic musician, is keen to develop projects based on original collaborations between classical musicians, jazz musicians and other artists with different backgrounds…
Since September 2012, he has collaborated with Jeff Mills, international famous DJ, on his various symphonic projects; they have already performed in France (Salle Pleyel in Paris, Nouveau Siècle in Lille, Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, Lyon Auditorium, MC2 in Grenoble, B.A.M. in Metz), the Netherlands (Concertgebouw in Amsterdam), UK (Barbican in London), Australia (Melbourne Festival), Portugal (Casa da Musica in Porto), Sweden (Malmö Live Konserthus), Hungary (Millenaris Teatrum in Budapest), Poland (Katowice), Belgium (Gent festival).
To enrich his field of expression, since 2004, he trains in “soundpainting”, a live-composition technique based on conducted improvisation, aimed at reducing the visible “borders” between the different worlds which are classical music, jazz and improvised music… In this context, he creates the “Ensemble Amalgammes” in Paris (http://www.ensemble-amalgammes.fr/).