Marie Jacquot stands out of the numerous young conducting talents due to her joy in exploring a wide-ranging repertoire, her consistent rehearsal work and her inspiring delight when performing music. Her musical education started in Paris where she studied the trombone, followed by a degree in conducting from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (class of Uroš Lajović), further studies with Nicolas Pasquet in Weimar and several master classes (e.g. with Sir Simon Rattle, Fabio Luisi and Zubin Mehta). After receiving several renowned international scholarships, she has been scholar of Dirigentenforum/ Deutscher Musikrat since 2016.
Still a student, Marie Jacquot was coming to international attention at the Opera Festival Mauritius and as assistant of Peter Rundel for Karlheinz Stockhausen’s „Michaels Reise um die Erde“ as part of Lincoln Center Festival at Avery Fisher Hall NY with ensemble musikFabrikKöln. After her graduation concert at Vienna’s Musikverein in 2014, she was assistant of Simeon Pironkoff with Ensemble PHACE on the occasion of a corporation between Bregenz Festival and Wien Modern, conducted at Ö1-Musiksalon-Composition Prize of Austria’s National Bank, assisted at Klangforum Wien and gave her debut at Vienna’s Konzerthaus with Wiener Kammerorchester. She attracted wide attention as assistent of GMD Kirill Petrenko at the premiere of „South Pole“ at the Bavarian State Opera, where she also took over the musical direction of the festival project “Tonguecat”.
In September 2016, Marie Jacquot was appointed First Kapellmeister and deputy chief conductor at Mainfranken Theater Würzburg. She was responsible for new productions of „Nabucco“, „Il barbiere di Siviglia“, „Jesus Christ Superstar“ and „Die Csardasfürstin“, the revival of „Idomeneo“, as well as performances of „Les Huguenots“, „Die Entführung aus dem Serail“, „The Merry Wives of Windsor“ and „Bluebeard’s Castle“. During the same period she gave widely acclaimed guest performances with many orchestras such as Munich Symphony Orchestra, recreation-orchestra Graz, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Staatsorchester Darmstadt and Orchestra of Theater Gießen.
In the near future, she will give her debut at the mdr Musiksommer, with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, at Staatstheater Stuttgart (revival „Medea“) and with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. She has stayed in close contact with Bayerische Staatsoper returning to Munich Opera Festival 2018 for the world premiere of „Die Vorübergehenden“ by Nikolaus Brass and conducting a preview concert of the Bavarian State Orchestra as part of their guest appearance in New York in March 2018.