French conductor Pierre Vallet studied conducting with Seiji Ozawa, piano with Louis Hiltbrand in Geneva and Peter Feuchtwanger in London. He is a graduate of L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Performance highlights include Madama Butterfly and Faust at the Metropolitan Opera; Tannhäuser and Carmen at L’Opéra National de Paris; Samson et Dalila and Carmen at the Dallas Opera; Orfeo at Opera Theater Saint Louis; Don Carlo at the Lithuanian National Opera Theater; La Juive at the Göteborg Opera, Sweden; Faust at the Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona. His North American premiere performance of Persée et Andromède by Ibert was selected by the New York Times as one of the top ten classical performances in New York in 2016.
Maestro Vallet’s symphonic work includes appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Camerata Royal in Bucharest, the Filarmonica Brasov, the National Philharmonic of Chisinau, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Spoleto Festival (USA).
With the RPO and Elizabeth Sombart he has recorded all the piano concertos of Beethoven and Chopin.
He has been on the roster of the MET opera in New York since 2000.