Soudant studied in Maastricht horn and conducting. He became a laureate of several international competitions, so the competition of Besançon ( 1969), the Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin (1971 ) and the Cantelli Competition in Milan ( 1973).
From 1981 to 1983 was Soudant General Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Nouvel, then to 1988, chief conductor of the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 1988 he became director of the Orchestra Arturo Toscanini in Parma. From 1994 Soudant was music director of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire ( to 2003) and Chief Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, its principal guest conductor, he was until 2004. In 2004 he was made an honorary citizen of Salzburg.
1999 Soudant principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, which he has been the principal conductor since 2004. As a guest conductor he worked, inter alia, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the RAI in Turin. With the Orchestra of La Scala, he played the Italian premiere of the symphony Turangalîla by Olivier Messiaen. With the Mozarteum Orchestra, he devoted himself particularly the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Brucker,
Soudants production of La Clemenza di Tito in 2006, Japan was awarded as the best performance of the year. He had great success with a cycle of Schubert's works in 2008-09 in Japan. For the recording of the 4th 5th and 6 Symphony and the Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky and the Piano Concertos by Franz Liszt, he received the Grand Prix du disque. With the Mozarteum Orchestra and pianist Valery Affanasiev he played a recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos.
- Oehms Classics - Hubert Soudant
- Cadenza Concert - Hubert Soudant
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