Conrad van Alphen

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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 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 he is an artist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, in which capacity he regularly conducts 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 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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Upcoming events

Rachmaninov Symphony no.2 Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Dvorak Symphony 8 – Stuttgart Philharmoniker


"Er führt stringent, kraftvoll und gleichzeitig einfühlsam. Conrad van Alphen widmet sich seiner Aufgabe mit Leib und Seele"

Markische Allgemeine
"What a lovely sound they produce. Listen to the warm glow given off in the opening Moderato movement of the Dvorák”

Gramophone Magazine
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