Alexandre Bloch


Admired for his enthusiasm and energy, Alexandre Bloch was recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorf Symphoniker from the 15/16 season. The French conductor came to international attention as winner of Donatella Flick’s LSO Conducting Competition in October 2012, after which he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra.
The 15/16 season includes debuts with Oslo Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Nash Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall. He returns to Concertgebouw Orkest, Scottish Chamber, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBCNOW, Poznan Philharmonic, NWD Philharmonie and Australian Youth Orchestra. Future plans include his debut with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and returns to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre National de Lille. 

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Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Principal Guest Conductor

In February 2015 Alexandre was announced as Principal Guest Conductor of Düsseldorf Symphoniker from 15/16 season for an initial term of three years. He will work alongside celebrated Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer who was appointed Chief Conductor. 

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Beethoven 2nd Symphony

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Sage Gateshead

"How refreshing to see Bloch having such fun; every conductorial twist, lurch and twink reflected in orchestral playing which oozed style and character.", Graham Rickson, 21 February 14

Donatella Flick

Conducting Final


Bloch had the essence of this music at his fingertips, as he most assuredly also had of the ‘Play of the Waves’ middle movement from Debussy’s La mer, in which, as a Frenchman, he was on home ground, so to speak, but his direction and – indeed – interpretation of his compatriot’s masterpiece was head and shoulders above those of his competitors. Robert Matthew-Walker