Marie Jacquot stands out of the numerous young conducting talents due to her interest in exploring a wide-ranging repertoire, her consistent rehearsal work and her inspiring delight when performing music.
Her musical education started in Paris where she studied the trombone, followed by a degree in conducting from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (class of Uroš Lajović), further studies with Nicolas Pasquet in Weimar and several master classes (e.g. with Sir Simon Rattle, Fabio Luisi and Zubin Mehta). After receiving scholarships from SYLFF of Tokyo Foundation, Aspen Music Festival and the New Liszt Trust Weimar, she has been a scholar of Dirigentenforum / Deutscher Musikrat since 2016.
Still a student, Marie Jacquot was coming to international attention at the Opera Festival Mauritius and as assistant of Peter Rundel. After her graduation concert at Vienna’s Musikverein in 2014, she was assistant to Simeon Pironkoff, conducted at Ö1-Musiksalon-Composition Prize of Austria’s National Bank, assisted at Klangforum Wien and gave her debut at Vienna’s Konzerthaus with Wiener Kammerorchester.
Ever since working as GMD Kirill Petrenko’s assistant at the premiere of “South Pole” Marie Jacqout has developed strong artistic ties with the Bavarian State Opera. In addition, Jacquot took over the musical direction of the festival project “Tonguecat”, conducted a preview concert of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester as part of their guest appearance in New York in March 2018 and returned to Munich Opera Festival 2018 to lead the world premiere of „Die Vorübergehenden“ by Nikolaus Brass.
Since September 2016, Marie Jacquot has been appointed First Kapellmeisterin and deputy chief conductor at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. She was responsible for new productions of „Nabucco“, „Il barbiere di Siviglia“, „Jesus Christ Superstar“ and „Die Csardasfürstin“, the revival of „Idomeneo“, as well as performances of „Les Huguenots“, „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“, „The Merry Wives of Windsor“ and „Blue-beard’s Castle“.
During the same period she gave widely acclaimed guest performances with many orchestras such as Munich Symphony Orchestra, Recreation Großes Orchester Graz, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Orchestra of Theater Gießen and the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz.
In 2018/19 Marie Jacquot debuts at the mdr Musiksommer, with Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, at Staatstheater Stuttgart (Cherubini’s „Medea“) and with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.