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. 
Plans for 14/15 season include debuts with Seoul Philharmonic, Dusseldorf Symphony, Norwegian Radio and Orchestre Metropolitan. Following highly-successful debuts across the 13/14 season - he returns to Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBCNOW, Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Poznan Philharmonic, Musikollegium Winterthur and NWD Philharmonie. He also returns to London Symphony Orchestra for a variety of symphonic and recording projects. Future plans include returns to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. 

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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