Alexandre Bloch

Introduction

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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Schedule

Brangwyn Hall, SWANSEA

WAGNER                Meistersingers Overture
BEETHOVEN        Triple Concerto
WEBER                 Der Freischutz Overture
SCHUBERT            Symphony no. 5

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

Wagner - Vorspiel Tristan
Pierne - concert piece harp + orchestra
Faure - Pelleas & Melisande Suite op. 80
Saint-Saens - Morceau de Concert for harp + orchestra
Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe Suite 2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Harp, Xavier de Meistre

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

Wagner - Vorspiel Tristan
Pierne - concert piece harp + orchestra
Faure - Pelleas & Melisande Suite op. 80
Saint-Saens - Morceau de Concert for harp + orchestra
Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe Suite 2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Harp, Xavier de Meistre

Tonhalle Dusseldorf, DUSSELDORF

Wagner - Vorspiel Tristan
Pierne - concert piece harp + orchestra
Faure - Pelleas & Melisande Suite op. 80
Saint-Saens - Morceau de Concert for harp + orchestra
Ravel - Daphnis & Chloe Suite 2

Dusseldorfer Symphoniker
Harp, Xavier de Meistre

City Halls Glasgow, GLASGOW

STRAVINSKY Concerto in E-flat ‘Dumbarton Oaks’
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No 2
- INTERVAL -
RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
BIZET Symphony in C


Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Anika Vavic, Piano

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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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Press

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Debut

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

'After a slow start to the season, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra reached its stride. Thanks to the thrilling music-making of Alexandre Bloch, the French wunderkind of the conducting world, the diverse programme of Messiaen, Haydn, and Schubert showed off the orchestra at its very best' 

'Bloch retained admirable control over the orchestra through the three contrasting parts of the work, beautifully contrasting the profound meditation of the outer sections with the nightmarish, almost hysterical middle portion.'

'(...) it was Alexandre Bloch’s masterful storytelling that will make this concert an experience to remember.'
Par Kevin W Ng, Bachtrack 09 October 2015

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." theartsdesk.com, Graham Rickson, 21 February 14

Donatella Flick

Conducting Final

Barbican

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