Since 2008, Yannick Paget is musical director of the choir & Orchestra of the Kyoiku Daigaku, prestigious university of Osaka and First Guest Conductor of the Kansai City Philharmonic Orchestra.
Paget conducts his orchestras in Osaka and in the Kansai region in a wide repertoire of symphonic and operatic works, from baroque music to contemporary creation, inviting leading soloists especially violinist Simon Bernardini (Berliner Philharmoniker).
Yannick Paget relocated to Japan in 2005 after receiving an invitation from Maestro Yutaka Sado to become the HPAC Orchestra Associated Conductor in Nishinomiya. Paget participates actively in the creation of this new international orchestra, recruiting the musicians all over the world. He conducts the orchestra in a wide range of symphonic and lyric programs in Nishinomiya Symphony Hall, but also in Tokyo, Kyushu, and Sapporo. He works with Tom Koopman, Michiyoshi Inoue, Gianandrea Noseda, the composer Mathias Pincher and the musicians Adolph Herseth (CSO), Johann Ströcker (Vienna Philharmonic), Toru Yasunaga (Berliner Philarmoniker)...
Throughout his career Paget has been working regularly with orchestras worldwide including, in Europe, the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lamoureux Orchestra, the Orchestre de Picardie and in Asia the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Sakai City Opera ( for a production of Roméo and Juliet from Gounod), the Itami Symphonic Orchestra, the HPAC Orchestra, the Kansai City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nara Philarmonic Orchestra. In 2015, he began a new collaboration with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (Italy).
In Japan, Paget promotes actively the French repertoire; he also teaches conducting at university and at the French Music Academy of Kyoto.
Paget is an active and eclectic composer writing for chamber and symphony orchestras as well as score for film and theater.
Inspired by his experience in Japan, his last pieces include titles such as, Tears of Sakura サクラの涙 , Tanabatta 七夕 or Omote 面 / Ura 裏 . Yannick Paget was finalist of several international competition including the Ireneu Segarra international composing competition (spain) for his Salve Regina for choir and orchestra, the international competition for animation film music, Annecy 2013 and the Fonds SACD for stage music in 2015.
Paget's music has been performed by orchestras in Europe and Asia and broadcasted in major media in France (France Musique, RTL, France Inter) and in the United States (Performance Today).
Paget has a deep interest for contemporary creation. He is the cofounder of Ensō Watt. This artist collective is born in Kyoto from the encounter of artists coming from different countries and raised in entirely different artistic universe, from classical music to electro, improvisation and sound design. Ensō Watt is a space of experiment and overture where frontiers between musics, classical, electro or sound design melt, where scored music meets improvisation and where arts (music, image and poetry) enter a free dialogue.
Trained as a former professional pianist and percussionist, Yannick Paget starts playing regularly with the Philarmonic of Radio France, the Capitol of Toulouse, the Ensemble InterContemporain (EIC) and the orchestras Lamoureux, Colonne and Pasdeloup and works under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Peter Eotvos, Simon Bishkov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, George Prêtre, Marek Janowski or Yutaka Sado. Yannick Paget studies percussion with the Percussions of Strasbourg’s soloist, Claude Ferrier, at Conservatoire of Paris (CNR) with Frédéric Macarez and Alain Louvier and enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur of Paris (CNSMDP) where he studies with Michel Cerutti (Ensemble Intercontemporain) and graduates in 2000.
Yannick Paget starts conducting as Marek Janowski assistant during six years at the Orchestre Français des Jeunes. In 1999, he enters the conducting class of Paris conservatory CNSMDP (Janos Furst) and studies at the same time at the Royal College of London in the class of Niel Thomson (2000). He also works with Yutaka Sado, Jorma Panula and Jonas Aleksa (Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra).
In Paris, Yannick Paget approaches opera as well as major symphonic works or contemporary music. Between 1995 and 2005, he is the musical director of the Oya Kephale chorus and orchestra. In 1996, he creates the Alma Symphony Orchestra, consisted of young graduates of the CNSMDP. As for contemporary music, he records for the broadcast mezzo and joins, the same year, as percussionist and conductor, the Ensemble Cairn, created by the composer Jérôme Combier (IRCAM).
Between 2001 and 2004, Yannick Paget becomes Yutaka Sado’s assistant at the Concerts Lamoureux and at the Chorégies d’Orange (Orchestre de la Swiss Romande (OSR), he assists John Nelson at l’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Kristjan Jarvi at the Münchner Rundfunkorchester.