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 Russian National Orchestra, the Montreal and Svetlanov Symphony Orchestras, the Stuttgart, Brussels, Bogota, Macedonian and Moscow Philharmonics, the Berliner and Bochumer Symphoniker as well as the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

As former 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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In 2022 Conrad's succeses reached orchestras around the globe, from Bogotá to Astana, Istanbul to Minas Gerais, Dubai to Cape Town, Skopje, Zurich, Valetta and of course not to forget The Hague and Rotterdam.

"What a pleasure to return to my many partners as well as to debut with new orchestras and soloists such as Nikolai Lugansky, Alexei Volodin and Maxim Vengerov this year!"

An exciting year awaits Conrad starting with a re-invitation to the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in January, after which the musical journey around the world continues until Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker on 30 December compleets 2023.

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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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