As a conductor, Jean-Philippe Calvin has a rich musical repertoire that covers anything from Classical to Contemporary music, including symphonic music, operas, and also other musical genres such as World Music and Film Music. He is familiar with Jazz and Musical Theatre scores and performing practices as well. He has commissioned, premiered and conducted the works of major contemporary composers such as Steve Reich, Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Recently Conducted repertoire

  • John Adams - Chamber Symphony

  • Louis Andriessen - Workers Union

  • Harrison Birtwistle - Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum

  • Pierre Boulez - Dérive I

  • Pierre Boulez - Dérive II

  • John Cage - Concert for Piano & Orchestra

  • John Cage - HPSCHD

  • John Cage - Living Room Music

  • Morton Feldman - I met Heine on the Rue Fürstenberg

  • Gérard Grisey - Quatre Chants Pour Franchir le Seuil (soloist Héloise Derache)

  • Kenneth Hesketh - Ein Lichtspiel(London premiere with film)

  • Giya Kancheli - Exil (soloist - Janis Kelly)

  • Tristan Murail - Ethers (soloist – Carla Rees)

  • Steve Reich - Tehillim

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontra-Punkte (soloist - Andrew Zolinsky)

  • Edgard Varèse - Intégrales


  • Raquel Garcia-Tomas Not Wanting to Say Anything About John

  • Harris Kittos - Intermezzo

  • Yang Liu - Invisible Valley

  • Camilo Mendez - Mechanical Resonance IV           

  • Michael Oliva - Scenes from Singularity