Antonin Rey studied violin under the tutelage of violinist Haik Davtian. He then turned to composition, receiving guidance from Valéry Aubertin and Jean-Luc Hervé. His love of literature quickly led him to compose music for the stage, notably with his first chamber opera L’athlète immobile, and his incidental music for Le jeu du chat et de la souris. Enthusiastic to reinvent the traditional concert, Antonin Rey has collaborated in the role of orchestral conductor and artistic director with stage actors, directors, and scenographers. Antonin Rey holds a Master of Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM), where he studied with Maestro Alain Altinoglu. During his studies, he also worked with Peter Eötvos, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Susanna Mälkki, Arie van Beek and Jean-Philippe Wurtz and with ensembles including the Orchestre des Pays de la Loire, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.