French conductor and pianist, Audrey Saint-Gil graduated summa cum laude in solo piano concurrent with her Ph.D. in Greek Philosophy at the Conservatoire and University of Toulouse. Her career and operatic passion began as a repetiteur at the Théâtre du Capitôle, Toulouse, followed by appointments as Head Vocal Coach of the Ecole Normale, Paris and assistant to Bertrand de Billy in Vienna.


Most recent and future engagements include:

  • a return to the Copenhagen Philharmonic to conduct the Verdi Requiem;
  • excerpts of Fidelio with the orchestra of AVA in Philadelphia;
  • leading orchestral and vocal masterclasses, and conducting a gala concert at the Royal Danish Academy of Music;
  • continued study as assistant conductor to Roderick Cox for Rigoletto in Montpellier;
  • song recitals in Oxford, Barcelona, and Napa, California with baritone Christopher Maltman.


A US resident since 2007, Audrey Saint-Gil was engaged as assistant conductor at NYCO, WNO, Cincinnati and Ravinia Festivals, HGO as assistant to Roderick Cox and frequently with LA Opera alongside James Conlon and Plácido Domingo. She is also a Master Coach at Philadelphia’s renowned Academy of Vocal Arts, specializing in French and Italian opera, and has been a guest vocal coach at the ROH, Covent Garden, and Bayerische Staatsoper.

Since 2018 Audrey Saint-Gil has been focussing on her passion for opera as a conductor, beginning with a residency at the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors. Subsequently, she has conducted La Traviata at the Narni Festival, Italy; Aida at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl; excerpts of Boulanger and Massenet at AVA in Philadelphia; a Verdi opera gala with the Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestra featuring Jonathan Tetelman; and the annual summer concert of the Staatsorchester Darmstadt. While nurturing her conducting career she has also kept her pianistic skills alive through song recitals in Europe and the USA with her husband, baritone Christopher Maltman.


Audrey Saint-Gil – Il Corsaro (Overture) – Radio Concert with the Copenhagen Philharmonic – 2021

Audrey Saint-Gil – Fidelio (from a Gala with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia) – 2021

Audrey Saint-Gil – The Bartered Bride (Overture) with The Dallas Opera – 2018

Audrey Saint-Gil – AÏDA – Rehearsal with the Erl Orchestra at Tiroler Festspiele Erl – 2019

Audrey Saint-Gil – Fidelio (from a Gala with the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia) – 2021