Alain Altinoglu is the designated new Music Director of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He will take over the baton from the 2021/22 season.
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 is a frequent guest with the renowned American orchestras in Boston, Chicago and Cleveland as well as with the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the leading orchestras in Paris. Altinoglu made his successful debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2017, followed by his debut with the Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam in early 2020. He has also worked closely with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Alain Altinoglu is also a member of the league of internationally 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 conductor of Armenian origin studied at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, where he teaches since then and leads the conducting class since 2014.