Orchestra Director

Music Director

Young Italian Alessandro Crudele, is one of the most outstanding and versatile conductors to emerge from Italy in recent years.

Alessandro’s international career has flourished rapidly and led him to conduct such prestigious orchestras as the Bamberg and Berlin Symphonies, the Melbourne Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Israel Symphony, the Orchestra Sinfonica Arturo Toscanini, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Among his forthcoming engagements rank performances with Symphony Nova Scotia and Siberian Symphony Orchestra as well as a return visit to the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

In 2000, Alessandro Crudele was appointed Chief Conductor of the Orchestra UniMi in Milan. This orchestra gained considerable recognition in just two years under his leadership and performs today with renowned soloists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Natalie Clein, Stefan Dohr, Ingrid Fliter, Viviane Hagner, Martin Helmchen, Albrecht Mayer, Gerhard Oppitz, Vadim Repin, Fazil Say and Lilya Zilberstein.

A champion of young musicians, Alessandro Crudele has devoted his time to working with students and young artists since the very beginning of his career, and the collaboration with youth orchestras is still one of his priorities. From 2003 to 2006, Alessandro was a regular guest of the Orchestra dell’Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, and from 2014 he has conducted the Jeune Orchestre International de Monte-Carlo, an orchestra which includes some of the best young musicians from across Europe.

He made his higly acclaimed Opera debut with Rossini’s “Il Signor Bruschino”, which he also staged.

His repertoire comprises music from the 17th century to the contemporary. Furthermore, Crudele has been highly esteemed for his renderings of the music of the French impressionism.

Alessandro Crudele was born in Milan. He studied violin and composition at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi and graduated in 1997. His education as a conductor already started at an early age. From 1999 to 2003 he continued his studies at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena where he was awarded several scholarships and the most prestigious “Diploma d’Onore“.

Alessandro Crudele is now resident in Berlin, where he has received further instruction from Christoph von Dohnányi and Sir Simon Rattle.

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