Conrad van Alphen

Conrad van Alphen

Conrad van Alphen

About Conrad

The international maestro Conrad van Alphen enjoys standing ovations with top orchestras around the globe. As a guest conductor Conrad works with some of the world’s most respected orchestras, such as the Montreal and Svetlanov Symphony Orchestras, the Stuttgart, Brussels, Bogota and Moscow Philharmonics, the Bochumer Symphoniker as well as the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
He enjoys a particularly close association with the Russian National Orchestra and its founder Mikhail Pletnev. Furthermore as artist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society he has regularly conducted the major Moscow orchestras and many more throughout Russia. For four years he was chief conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra.
At the turn of the new millennium, Conrad founded Sinfonia Rotterdam, of which he remains chief conductor and artistic director. The orchestra presents concert series at de Doelen in Rotterdam, at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague and at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Under Conrad’s leadership, it has become an internationally recognised ensemble, has made acclaimed recordings, and has toured Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, China and Russia.

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This season sees Van Alphen conducting many monumental well and less well-known compositions all over the world. With symphonies like Mahler no.5, Rachmaninov no.2, Shostakovich no.10, Dvorak no. 7&8, Sibelius no.5, Tchaikovsky no.1, Beethoven no.6, Mendelssohn no.4, Balakirev no.1 and Glazunov no.5 in cities including Moscow, Montreal, Milan, Bogota, Montreux, Xiamen, Bucharest, Rotterdam, Cape Town and Barcelona, this season will prove to be exciting for the energetic maestro.
Conrad: "I feel privileged to share my interpretations of so many symphonic gems with great orchestras around the world!"
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"Van Alphen lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with a breath of fresh air in this truly symphonic marathon dedicated to the masterpieces of the Russian repertoire."
"Er führt stringent, kraftvoll und gleichzeitig einfühlsam.

Gastdirigent Conrad van Alphen widmet sich seiner Aufgabe mit Leib und Seele."
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