Conrad Alphen (van)

Conrad Alphen (van)

Conductor

International conductor - Artistic Director Sinfonia Rotterdam
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2016Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, A major (Italian)Conductor
2016Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, D minorConductor
2016Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56, C majorConductor
2016Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15, C majorConductor
2016Mozart: RequiemConductor

Bio

Conrad van Alphen - Reviews Shostakovich Symphony no.9 Brandenburger Symphoniker brillieren im Theater! Er führt stringent, kraftvoll und gleichzeitig einfühlsam. Gastdirigent Conrad van Alphen widmet sich seiner Aufgabe mit Leib und Seele. Mit sichtlicher Spielfreude und äußerst präzise folgten die Brandenburger Symphoniker seinem Dirigat und bescherten dem Publikum am Wochenende im voll besetzten großen Saal des Brandenburger Theaters ein aufregendes Konzerterlebnis. Mit lang anhaltendem, begeisterten Applaus bedankte sich das Brandenburger Publikum für ein herausragendes Konzert. Ann Brünink - Markische Allgemeine Read full review Mozart Symphony no.40 with Bochumer Symphoniker Krönender sinfonischer Abschluss des Abends war die "große" Sinfonie Nr. 40 g-Moll KV 550, die zusammen mit der Es-Dur-Sinfonie (KV 543) und der "Jupiter"-Sinfonie (KV 551) den Höhepunkt des sinfonischen Schaffens von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bildet. In diesem singulären Werk stehen Affekte von Unruhe, Klage und Verzweiflung neben "schönen" Passagen, wie man sie von Mozart gewohnt ist. Die "Bochumer" und ihr kundiger Dirigent wussten alle diese Aspekte gültig und fesselnd zu vermitteln - besonders eindrücklich die Seufzermotive im zweiten Satz, die wenig später in die "Bildnisarie" (Zauberflöte) einfließen sollten. Das Auditorium war begeistert und applaudierte ausdauernd. Heide Oehmen - Rheinische Post Read full review Conrad van Alphen – Biography The well-established Dutch/South African conductor Conrad van Alphen has gained tremendous popularity with orchestras and audiences alike for the manner in which he rehearses and performs. Maestro Van Alphen is artistic director and chief conductor of Sinfonia Rotterdam. In the past 16 years he has moulded this orchestra to an internationally acclaimed orchestra who hosts concert series in de Doelen in Rotterdam, the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague and in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Sinfonia Rotterdam touring countries include Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Chile. From 2005 to 2009 Conrad van Alphen held the position of chief conductor of the State Safonov Symphony Orchestra in Kislovodsk Russia. Currently Conrad is artist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society in which capacity he regularly conducts the foremost Moscow orchestras in the famous Tchaikovsky hall and is a welcome guest conductor throughout Russia. Over the past years his co-operation with the Russian National Orchestra and soloist Mikhail Pletnev at festivals in Italy and Switzerland has resulted in several re-invitations including tours to China and South America. In the past years symphony orchestras around the world have performed under the baton of Van Alphen in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy, England, Denmark, Israel, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, South Africa, China, Colombia and Mexico. Conrad has received excellent reviews internationally for his many recordings on labels Telarc, Channel Classics (Editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine), Raptus, Talent Records, Cybele and Brilliant Classics. The latest Cd recorded with the WDR Rundfunkorchester Cologne with premiere recordings of the piano concertos of Herold was excellently reviewed by the American Record Guide. Countless soloists have enjoyed being accompanied by Conrad van Alphen. To mention just a few: Mikhail Pletnev, Daniel Hope, Janine Jansen, Benjamin Schmid, Quirine Viersen, Ronald Brautigam, Alban Gerhardt, Simone Lamsma and Nikita Boriso Glebsky Conrad van Alphen was born in 1963 in Pretoria. After his music studies at the age of 26, he moved to The Netherlands and held permanent positions as a Double Bass player in the Radio Symphony Orchestra (Hilversum) and Beethoven Academie (Antwerp), whilst continuing his conducting studies under Eri Klas and Roberto Benzi.    
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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, A major (Italian) Sinfonia Rotterdam & Flemish Radio Choir 2016
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, D minor Immediately Filarmonica de Bogotà 2016
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56, C major Immediately Filarmonica de Bogotà 2016
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15, C major Sinfonia Rotterdam 2016
Mozart: Requiem Sinfonia Rotterdam 2016