Conrad van Alphen


Conrad van Alphen


Conrad van Alphen

About Conrad

Conrad van Alphen has gained tremendous popularity with orchestras and audiences alike for his visionary interpretations which he craftly directs in his energetic, efficient, kind and communicative performance style.

Equally at ease with the classical genre as with large symphonic repertoire Conrad van Alphen boasts an impressive array of appearances with orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Bochumer Symphoniker, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Russian National Orchestra, Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Bogota Philharmonic, Enescu Philharmonic Bucharest, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu and many more.

At the turn of the millennium Conrad founded Sinfonia Rotterdam, of which he remains chief conductor and artistic director. The orchestra presents successful concert series at de Doelen in Rotterdam, Amare in The Hague and at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Under Conrad’s energetic leadership Sinfonia Rotterdam is regularly invited to perform in venues and festivals around Europe and intercontinentally tours to Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, China and Russia.

Soloists of the highest calibre hail Conrad for his masterful concerto accompaniments, to mention only a few: Mikhail Pletnev, Maxim Vengerov, Nikolai Lugansky, Ronald Brautigam, Alexei Volodin, Simone Lamsma, Alena Baeva and Mischa Maisky.

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"Every opportunity to lead an orchestra and enrich listeners around the globe with the beauty of classical music is a highlight for me.

In the upcoming season I particularly look forward to performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the 1st Symphony of Brahms in the winter with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.

The Rachmaninov-Pletnev Festival with Sinfonia Rotterdam in April 2024 where Mikhail Pletnev during three consecutive days will inspire us with all the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto's as well as the Paganini Rhapsody is going to be a feast!"

Read more about these highlights in the article in the Pianist Magazine written by Eric Schoones in German and Dutch.
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"Van Alphen lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with a breath of fresh air in this truly symphonic marathon."
"Er führt stringent, kraftvoll und gleichzeitig einfühlsam.

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