Born in New Caledonia in 1985, the French conductor Romain Dumas graduated in 2013 at Paris Conservatorium with a master degree in composition, orchestration and conducting. He has been taught among others Pierre Cao, Nicolas Brochot, Philippe Ferro and most recently Alain Altinoglu. Besides, he took part in Konrad von Abel Masterclasses in Budweiss.
In 2005, he receives the Artistic Prize of New Caledonian government.
As a violinist he has been concertmaster of Mediterranean Youth Orchestra under the baton of Philippe Bender.
Romain is founder and musical director of Les Bagatelles ensemble. He conducts them regularly in various repertoires such as Peter and the wolf by Prokofiev, L’histoire du soldat by Stravinsky, Folk songs by Berio, in Opera Projects such as La Traviata by Verdi or La Périchole by Offenbach, in collaboration with Divinopera or in sacred music such as Stabat Mater by Pergolese or Messiah by Haëndel.
From 2009, Romain has been associate conductor of the Alfred Loewenguth Youth Orchestra, assistant conductor of COGE Philharmonic in Paris, assistant conductor for Orchestre de la Cité Internationale. In 2012 and 2014, he conducts New Caledonia Chamber Orchestra with great success in a Prokofiev, Grieg and Tchaikovski program. In 2013, he conducts Die Walküre by Wagner in Vendôme Lyric Academy, with Timisoara Philharmonic.
In 2016, he conducts Timisoara Philharmonic orchestra for il Barbiere di Siviglia in Clermont-Ferrand.
Forthcoming performances include Puccini's La Boheme in concert version with orchestre Ut Cinquième, contemporary music program in Paris and Manchester, the premier of Alice in Wonderland by Mateo Franceschini with Orchestre Nationale d'île de France and Mozart Requiem in couvent des Bernardins, Paris.