HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome French conductor Samy Rachid to its roster for worldwide management.
In February 2023, Samy Rachid was appointed Assistant Conductor of Boston Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Andris Nelsons for a two-year term, effective in October 2023. He will debut with the orchestra during the Tanglewood Music Festival 2024, followed by subscription concerts at Symphony Hall during the BSO’s 2024/25 season.
In 2021, he won second prize at the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting.
Currently working as Assistant Conductor of the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, he was a Conducting Fellow of the Verbier Festival 2022, where he worked with such conductors as Klaus Mäkelä and Gianandrea Noseda. Samy Rachid also took part in the Gstaad Conducting Academy, where he worked closely with Jaap von Zweden and became the first French conductor to be awarded the Academy’s Neeme Järvi Prize.
Since 2021, Samy Rachid has worked with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, PKF Prague Philharmonia, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, and Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged.
Samy Rachid studied with Mathieu Herzog and assisted him with the Orchestre Appassionato on several projects including collaborations with world-class singers such as Roberto Alagna, Ludovic Tezier and Nadine Sierra.