Coralia Galtier, Business Development Manager
At the COE, Coralia has been enjoying an incredibly varied set of responsibilities, from redesigning the Orchestra’s website and promotional material, coordinating press interviews, film crews and photographers on tour, to developing and nurturing new partnerships with prominent concert venues and festivals in French-speaking countries. She has been very fortunate to observe the COE rehearsing and performing all over Europe with the greatest artists, for instance Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir András Schiff and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. “When I started working for the COE in 2010, I knew I had found my dream job as it combined my passion for classical music, languages and the European ethos. I never get tired of listening to the Orchestra, both in rehearsals and in concerts, as its sound is completely unique. When they play together, they become one single body and I have never heard this in any other ensemble.”
Born in Paris, France, Coralia was introduced to music from a very early age by her grandfather Charles Roussel – a relative of composer Albert Roussel – who taught her the piano. At age 11, she started learning the flute and performed at several festivals, notably the Albert Roussel Festival in the Flanders region and the Brighton Festival. She studied international business at ESCP Europe in France, the UK and Germany and graduated in 2004. During her studies, she was an intern at the Opéra de Paris, at Oxford City Opera and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. After a five-year stint in an international property company, Colliers International, she joined the Chamber Orchestra of Europe’s family in 2010.
In parallel to her career, Coralia continues to play the flute and the piano, loves baking and cooking and enjoys reading, travelling and running.