We are delighted to announce that Alexandre Bloch has extended his Principal Guest Conductor contract with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker for a further three years. Having held this position since the 2015/16 season, both Alexandre and the orchestra are delighted at the continuation of this relationship. Michael Becker, Intendant of the orchestra, said:
“Alexandre has developed impressively with the orchestra in the last two years. He is a very unconventional, visionary representative of the next generation of conductor. We are very pleased with his decision for Düsseldorf.”
At the age of 27, Alexandre came to international attention as winner of Donatella Flick’s LSO Conducting Competition, after which he served as Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra. This season he made debuts with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, Los Angeles Chamber, Orchestre Métropolitain, Brussels Philharmonic and returned to Orchestre National de France, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’Amore at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and led the Orchestre National de Lille’s highly-successful concert performance of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris.
Highlights of his 2017/18 season include engagements with the Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Damrau, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the National Centre for Performing Arts Beijing, as well as varied projects with the Orchestre National de Lille and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
This week he will conduct works by Debussy, Escaich and Schumann with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B flat major KV 595 with Francesco Piemontesi as soloist. Further information on how to purchase tickets can be found here.