The French conductor Vincent Monteil studied musicology at the Sorbonne University in Paris after a complete musical training at the National Conservatories of Angers and Rueil-Malmaison. He also completed post graduate studies in conducting with the two prestigious French conductors Gérard Devos and Pierre Dervaux.

From 1991 to 1996, Vincent Monteil was Assistant Conductor at the Capitole Opera in Toulouse. This tenure gave him the opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the lyric repertoire with Michel Plasson. He conducted the graduate student singers of Toulouse National Conservatory in L'heure espagnole and La poule noire. Nicolas Joel, Artistic Director of the Capitole Opera in Toulouse, engaged him to conduct the productions of Princesse Czardas and La bohème.

In 1996, Klaus Weise, Music Director of the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra appointed him Associate Conductor of the orchestra. On the request of Gian-Carlo del Monaco, he conducted in Nice Le nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, Ein Sommernachtstraum, Pulcinella, Le téléphone, La voix humaine. Vincent Monteil had also an interest for the great ballets of the repertoire. After a choreographic version of Carmina Burana, he conducted the creations of Hérold’s La fille mal gardée and Prokofiev’s Roméo and Juliette for Nice Opera’s ballet company.
In addition to his taste for the lyric repertoire, Vincent Monteil has also conducted symphonic programs extensively. He accompanied many world-renowned soloists such as Marielle Nordmann, Patrice Fontanarosa, Paul Meyer, Bernard Soustrot, Maxence Larrieu, Pascal Rogé or Gabriel Tacchino.
He conducted orchestral recitals for Elisabeth Vidal, Nadine Denize, Alain Fondary and José van Dam…
The Opera of Nice entrusted him to conduct the production of Die Fledermaus for the 2003 New Year ’s Eve and La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein in 2005.

In 1997, on the request of Gérard Gastinel, Director of the National Conservatory of Nice, Vincent Monteil created a conducting class. Until 1999, he conducted the orchestras of the national Conservatory of Nice.

Vincent Monteil is regularly invited to conduct abroad: La serva padrona in Grenada, La Traviata at the Theater am Goetheplatz of Bremen, Il barbiere di Siviglia, at the Teatru Manoel of Malta, the creation in French language of Gounod’s Faust at the opera of Szeged in Hungary.

In 1999, Vincent Monteil began his collaboration with the Prague State Opera with Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable, with the stage direction of Gilbert Blin. The Prague State Opera had immediately re-invited him to conduct Carmen. This fruitful collaboration continued with the Prague Spring Festival for which he conducted Dukas’ Ariane et Barbe Bleue in 2001 and Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict in 2003.
Consequently, Sir John Eliot Gardiner invited him to prepare a new production of Dukas’ Ariane et Barbe-Bleue in Zürich in 2005.

Since the 2005-2006 season, Vincent Monteil has been chosen by Cultures-France (artistic division of the French department of Foreign Affairs) in order to promote French music in Serbia, in Georgia and in Russia.
He conducted the Georgian creation of La voix humaine in 2005 and Samson et Dalila in 2007 at Tbilisi.

The ADDA 31 appointed him in mai 2007 at the direction of the OSYJ 31, Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Haute-Garonne.
In 2008 he was appointed Music Director of the Opera Studio of the Opéra National du Rhin and Music Advisor to the ONR since 2011.
In 2012 he has begun a three-year collaboration as artistic director of Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte in Montepulciano, Tuscany.