Winner of the "Grand Prix", "Coup de coeur de l'orchestre" and "Coup de coeur du public" at the 58th Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors - the french conductor Swann Van Rechem has worked with orchestras such as the Jenaer Philharmonie, MDR-Sinfonieorchester, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach, Nord Nederland Orkestand Hradec Králové Philharmonic. Passionate about opera, he has taken part in productions at the Opéra de Nantes, Opéra de Rouen Normandie, and soon at the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and the Deutsches National Theater Weimar. The modern repertoire having also a big place in his heart, he took part in the Lucerne Festival's Conducting Fellowship in 2021, where he received advice from Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Ammann and Enno Poppe, and conducted a number of premieres. He also founded the ensemble Les Parnassiens, which specialises in early twentieth-century repertoire for chamber orchestra.

As assistant conductor, he has worked with Antony Hermus, Nicolas Pasquet and Ariane Matiakh (with the support of the foundation Momentum our future, now founded by Barbara Hannigan). He has also taken part in numerous projects with youth orchestras such as the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, the Bundesjugendorchester, the Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Hessen and the Hanze Symphony Orchestra.

Percussionist by training, he studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He has played with major orchestras and ensembles (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Limoges, Le Balcon ensemble etc…) as well as in solo and chamber music (world premieres by Frédéric Durieux, Dylan Corley, Filippos Sakagian, etc…). Originally from Lille (France) Swann studied orchestral conducting with Jean-Sébastien Béreau, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Antony Hermus, Karel Deseure, and Ed Spanjaard. He is currently studying for a master's degree with Nicolás Pasquet and Ekhart Wycik at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar.