Mathieu Romano completed his studies in Zsolt Nagy’s conducting class at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM de Paris), after which he continued to work with conductors such as François-Xavier Roth, Pierre Boulez and Susanna Mälkki. He is at home with all genres, from baroque music to contemporary premières, in concert or conducting opera. Mathieu has been guest conductor of ensembles like the RIAS Kammerchor, the Latvian Radio Choir, the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and Les Siècles. He regularly works with the Frivolités Parisiennes conducting operas, and the Itinéraire Ensemble in premières of contemporary music.
A fervent believer in enriching musical education and accessibility, Mathieu took up the post of conductor of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine orchestre DEMOS (outreach orchestra) from 2017 to 2020. He is also the founder and artistic director of the renowned Ensemble Aedes, who are regularly invited to all the major events of the musical season. Their a cappella recordings have received acclaim from both listeners and critics. With the ensemble, Mathieu is associate artist at the Cité de la Voix – Vézelay.