President / Centre national de la musique (CNM)
Jean-Philippe THIELLAY has been appointed president of the Centre national de la musique as of January 1, 2020 by the decree of December 26, 2019.
He previously held the position of Deputy General Director of the Paris National Opera (2014-2019).
A member of the Conseil d'Etat, where he spent part of his career after studying at Sciences-Po and ENA, Jean-Philippe THIELLAY has also held various positions in ministerial cabinets and, abroad, in embassies.
He was an associate professor of law at the University of Lille II and has published several legal works. In the field of music, he was a music critic for several years and is the author of three biographical essays on Rossini, Bellini and Meyerbeer, published by Actes Sud. In 2021, he published L'Opéra, s'il vous plaît. Plaidoyer pour l'art lyrique (Éd. Les Belles Lettres). He is an officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.