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Founded in 1929 as one of the first radio symphony orchestras in Germany, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt) has been one of the leading international Mahler and Bruckner orchestras since decades and today successfully negotiates the challenges of a modern top-ranking orchestra.


Music Director : Alain Altinoglu

Alain Altinoglu is the new Music Director of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt). He took over the musical direction of the orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

Conductor Laureate : Paavo Järvi

Paavo Järvi held the position of Music Director of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester) from 2006 to 2013 and assumed the position of Conductor Laureate at 2013.



Season 2021/22 : Welcome, Alain Altinoglu!

The Frankfurt Radio Symphony welcome Alain Altinoglu as their new Music Director for the opening of their 2021/22 season. »Following a period with no audiences, there is a palpable sense of excitement for new beginnings and great curiosity about their artistic road together,« summarises Orchestra Manager Michael Traub. »Every single member of the orchestra and the whole team is looking forward to Alain Altinoglu’s arrival, and moreover, to bringing a multifaceted programme with new musical directions to their Frankfurt audiences.« The new Artist in Residence for the coming season will also make his mark: pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.






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