Juliane Gallant, who hails from Canada, is accomplished in both operatic and song repertoire, working as musical director, répétiteur, accompanist, coach and conductor. She studied Piano accompaniment with Pamela Lidiard at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and also holds degrees from the Université de Moncton, the University of Ottawa, and the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal. In September 2018, Juliane was one of only 12 conductors selected for the Women Conductors Course: Conducting for Opera, run by the Royal Opera House, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Philharmonic Society.
Juliane has worked as musical director for King’s Head Theatre (Carmen), Opera on Location (Don Giovanni, Carmen), St Paul’s Opera (Così fan tutte, Orphée aux enfers), Opera Up Close (Carmen, Music oft hath such a charm, Ulla’s Odyssey), Opera Mio (A Fantastic Bohemian: The Tales of Hoffmann revisited), and the Clapham Opera Festival (La bohème). She has also served as répétiteur for Magnetic Opera (The Medium), Rossini Young Artists (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (Die Zauberflöte).
As a song recitalist, Juliane has appeared at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, the Purcell Room and on West End stages. Active in many outreach programmes, she regularly tours with Lost Chord, bringing music to people living with dementia, and has worked on many projects with Inspire, Opera Holland Park’s award-winning outreach programme.
Upcoming engagements as musical director include La traviata (Opera on Location) and La bohème (HGO). Her conducting studies are generously supported by the Opera Awards Foundation.