Jean Thorel is an impassioned promoter of new works and rare music and has given 700 world premieres. From 2008 to 2016 he held the post as chief conductor of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. As guest conductor he has given concerts and/or recordings with the Danish Chamber Players, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra in Sweden, Ensemble Quartz, Musiques Nouvelles, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia in Belgium, Percurama Percussion Ensemble in Copenhagen, So¯ Percussion in Washington, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestra in London, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Copenhagen Royal Ballet, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, EOS Repertoire Orchestra Beijing, China’s National Orchestra Academy and the National Music Light Orchestra of Shanghai. Jean Thorel’s extensive discography of more than 30 DVDs and CDs includes a recording of works by Louis Saguer with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble which was the winner of the 2002 Académie du Disque Lyrique Orphée d’Or prize. He is also the first French conductor to record with the Russian National Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed Hilliard Ensemble.