Alessandro Crudele

Alessandro Crudele is one of the most outstanding and versatile conductors to emerge from Italy in recent years. He has collaborated with such prestigious orchestras as Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Arturo Toscanini, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Symphony Nova Scotia, Siberian Symphony Orchestra and Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Other recent highlights include his débuts at Philharmonie Berlin, Tonhalle Zürich and Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as his successful début in Japan with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. He also made his highly-acclaimed opera début with Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino.

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

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

Crudele’s repertoire comprises music form the 17th century to the contemporary. He has also received praises for his readings of French impressionistic music, which is evidenced in the DVD, Prova d’Orchestra Universitaria, recorded with Orchestra UniMi and featuring works by Ravel and Debussy.

Born in Milan, Crudele studied violin and composition at Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi, where he graduated in 1997. From 1999 to 2003, he studied conducting at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded several scholarships and the prestigious “Diploma d’Onore”.

Crudele currently resides in Berlin, where he received further instruction from Christoph von Dohnányi and Simon Rattle.

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