Lucie Leguay holds Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Haute Ecole de Musique of Lausanne in Switzerland. She is also a graduate of the École supérieure of the Hauts de France (Lille) and the Regional Conservatory of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Paris).
Lucie won the position of assistant conductor for four orchestras : Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris) with Matthias Pintscher, Orchestre National d’île de France (Paris) with Case Scaglione, Orchestre National de Lille with Alexandre Bloch and Orchestre de Picardie (Amiens) with Arie Van Beek. A prize-winner of several international competitions, she received acclaim in November 2018 at the first competition for young female conductors at the Philharmonic in Paris. She won the Florence Orchestra Camera Award in 2016 at the final of the International Orchestra Conducting Competition in Empoli (Italy).
Selected as assistant conductor at the Verbier Festival 2019, she has also been coached by renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Lahav Shani, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Manfred Honeck, Fabio Luisi. Trained as a conductor by Jean-Sébastien Béreau, she also received advice from renowned conductors such as Pekka Jukka Saraste, Mark Shanahan, Clark Rundell and Peter Eötvös. Since 2018 she has been working regularly with him in Budapest to follow masterclasses dedicated to contemporary repertoire.
These teachings have nourished her inspiration and curiosity for a very rich repertoire ranging from opera to contemporary as well as symphonic music. The faithful interpretation of the text is at the heart of her training, her definition of the role of conductor and her musical activities. In particular through the creation and collaboration with contemporary composers. In Switzerland and Hungary she worked with Heinz Holliger, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Eötvös, Donghoon Shin, Mikel Urquiza, Alex Nante, Aaron Holloway- Nahum, William Blank, Luca Antignani.
Lucie regularly performs in France and abroad with various orchestras such as Orchestre National de Lille, Les Siècles, Brussel Philharmonic, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Opéra de Lille, Orchestre Symphonique de la Garde Républicaine, Orchestre National des Pays de La Loire, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Metz, Orchestre National de Bretagne, Opéra de Toulon, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Aedes, Orchestre de Picardie, Ensemble Sillages, Ensemble Contrechamps in Geneva, Orchestre Démos with Orchestre National de Lille, Bogota National Orchestra and the artist Wax Tailor. During a tour in Korea, she conducted the show “Les misérables en concert” in Seoul and Pusan.
In 2014, Lucie founded the Orchestre de Chambre de Lille (OCL) with one ambition: to spread music for all, in places where people do not expect it. The OCL performs in the Lille area with concerts in different formats and with different aesthetics ranging from “instrument discovery” to the great symphony. Transmission and collective practices are at the heart of the orchestra’s educational projects, which, alongside the concerts, offers awareness-raising workshops. The orchestra and its conductor perform in unusual places with the desire to meet new audiences.