Born in 1989 in south of France, Dorran Alibaud played as principal cellist with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Les Siècles, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and has toured around the world with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, Staatskapelle Dresden, SWR Symphonieorchester, Orchestre Romantique et Revolutionnaire, Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse.
Invited by Claudio Abbado in 2012, Dorran plays in his beloved Orchestra Mozart in Europa and also recorded for Deutsche Gramophone amongst others.
Dorran has aslo collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly, François-Xavier Roth, Philippe Jordan, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Antonio Pappano.
His love for the orchestra repertoire came when he was, for many years, solo-cellist of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
As principal cellist, Dorran has performed world premiere of concertos and worked closely with eminent composers like Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Rihm, Bruno Mantovani, Dieter Amman and his childhood friend, Benjamin Attahir.
After studying with Annie Cochet and Philippe Muller in France with first prizes, Dorran joins in 2009 Jean-Guihen Queyras’s class in Stuttgart and follows him in 2011 in Freiburg-im- Breisgau. He finishes his studies working closely with Wolfgang Boettcher in Berlin.
Dorran participated in worldwide masterclasses given by Frans Helmerson, Anner Bylsma, Miklós Perényi, Clemens Hagen, Gary Hoffman and Artemis Quartett.
After being principal cellist at the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Dorran is currently program leader at Talent Norge, and the Norwegian elite program of conducting Dirigentløftet co-owned by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB. His talents currently hold positions as assistant conductors in orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra to name a few, assisting conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Harding, Edward Gardner, Jakub Hrusa, Daniele Gatti, James Gaffigan, Kent Nagano, Sakari Oramo.