Associate leader of the Orchestre National de Montpellier since 2002, Aude Perin-Dureau has since played as guest leader with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Ulster Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchesta Sinfonica de Galicia and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. As a leader she has worked with conductors such as Maestro Emmanuel Krivine, Thierry Fischer, Tuomas Ollila, Krzycztof Urbanski, Stefan-Anton Reck, Gregor Bühl and Lawrence Foster. During each season of the Orchestre National de Montpellier, she plays as soloist in concertos from classical to contemporary, and leads several chamber music projects. She also leads the Quatuor à cordes George Sand, and teaches the violin at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Montpellier.
Aude Perin-Dureau has studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where she won first prize for violin and chamber music in 1992. In 1996 she gained a postgraduate diploma with honours from the Utrecht High School of Music, Netherlands, in the class of Viktor Liberman, and later studied with Ernst Kovacic at the Vienna University of Music. She has taken part in masterclasses with Ida Haendel, Shlomo Mintz, Erich Höbarth, Pavel Vernikov, Veda Reynolds, Gehrard Shulz, Tibor Varga and Ivry Gitlis. A prize-winner of the International Chamber Music Competition in Illzach in 1992, Aude Perin-Dureau is a "Lauréate du Mécénat Musical de la Société Générale”, and in 2000 won second prize in the Tadeuz Wronsky International Violin Competition in Warsaw, as well as the prize for the best performance of a Baroque piece and the audience prize.
She has been invited as both soloist and chamber musician by festivals including Prussia Cove, Aix-en-Provence, Budapest and Schleswig Holstein, and has performed around the world including Europe, Israel, Australia, Kuwait and the USA.