Bernard Duc is a conductor and composer from Switzerland. He has studied Film Scoring, Composition and Conducting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO). During his first season as an assistant conductor he organized, conducted and produced a flash mob that has been seen by more than half a million people on YouTube. Attendance to BCSO concerts reached all times highs after this performance.
Bernard has also conducted his own music and toured to great acclaim across the US with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra during their 2016-2017 season. He has worked on various productions with other ensembles and across many different genres, both live and for recording sessions.
As a composer, he has earned commissions for concert works and various media projects. He embraces technology as a creative key to unlock new sonic and interactive possibilities. When needed, he doesn’t mind developing his own computer tools and he is always willing to push the limits of technology. He particularly enjoys collaborating with other people and art forms. He loves more than anything reaching out and sharing his love of music with as many people as possible!
This love of sharing motivated him to organize and produce PERSPECTIVE London, a yearly symposium that gathers professionals of the European film scoring industry. He also enjoys teaching and has given presentations and masterclasses in places as varied as the ZHdK in Zurich or University High School in Los Angeles.