Conductor & Founder - Divertimento Orchestra
Zahia Ziouani is one of the few women Conductors in France. Trained by the famous Maestro Sergiù Celibidache, she created at the age of 20 the Orchestre Symphonique Divertimento. She regularly produces with major figures (Raphaël Pidoux, Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, Tedi Papavrami, Xavier Phillips, Déborah, Nemtanu, Sophie Koch, Ferrucio Furlanetto, Patrick Messina, Michel Moragues, Adam Laloum, Shani Diluka,…) in prestigious places.
Deeply committed to giving access to symphonic music to everybody, she is also the artistic director of Classiq’à Stains, a festival which she founded in 2008 in order to offer musical practice workshops to the young audience. She is also musical advisor for the artistic management of the “Demos” project, along with the Cité de la Musique. Her atypical career is illustrated in an autobiography La Chef d’orchestre published by Anne Carrière, and an iconographic book D’une Rive… l’Autre, published by ART charted her artistic and educational commitment in Seine-Saint-Denis.