Olivier Robe

Olivier Robe studied cello in Caen, Paris and Essen and orchestral conducting in Finland with the legendary Jorma Panula. 

He made successful debuts as a conductor on international stages and was invited to the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège and the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester. 

This season he will conduct a KID concert at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in October. In December he will coach and conduct the Antwerp Youth Orchestra, an initiative of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

Olivier Robe developed his career with several European orchestras, including the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra, the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, the Pori Sinfonietta, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Kammerorchester Berlin, the Trondheim Symfoniorkester and the Leopoldine Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, the Moldavia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra. 

He has an extensive repertoire ranging from Baroque to the 20th century. Thanks to performances of works by composers such as Ligeti, Berio, Xenakis, Stockhausen, Dutilleux, Kagel and Neuwirth, he has also mastered the contemporary repertoire.

Together with Philippe Herreweghe, Robe worked on an authentic interpretation of the classical and romantic repertoire, and he was also invited by Herreweghe as an assistant during recordings with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées for the Harmonia Mundi label. 

Since 2019, Olivier has been assistant conductor of Elim Chan, chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.