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.
Alain Altinoglu is internationally very successful with his interpretations of the romantic and impressionist repertoire as well as with the contemporary music and classical modernism. He regularly conducts such distinguished orchestras as Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, London Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, Russian National Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, as well as all the major Parisian orchestras.
Altinoglu also belongs to the league of internationally highly renowned opera conductors. Since 2016 he has been Music Director of the Brussels »Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie«. He has already conducted premieres at many of the world's leading opera houses. In addition to the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, the Vienna State Opera, the Zurich Opera House, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Bavarian State Opera Munich as well as the three Parisian opera houses, he regularly gives guest performances at the festivals in Bayreuth, Salzburg, Orange and Aix-en-Provence.
As a pianist, Alain Altinoglu maintains a strong affinity and command over the Lied repertoire and occasionally makes excursions into the fields of jazz and improvisation. Numerous CD releases testify to his diverse and successful artistic work.
Born in Paris in 1975, the Frenchman with Armenian roots studied at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, where he teaches since then and leads the conducting class since 2014.