Alexandre Bloch


Alexandre Bloch has played the cello since he was six and studied at the Conservatoire d’Orléans. He then studied orchestral direction at the Paris Conservatoire. Among the orchestras he conducted are the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Porto, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

In March 2012 Bloch was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, which allowed him to work for two seasons  with the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata. He drew the attentions of Michael Tilson Thomas, Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

In the summer of 2011 he was a Conducting Fellow at Tanglewood. He is the founder and chief conductor of the Orchestre Antipodes. In September 2012 Bloch won the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition and was appointed assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Alexandre Bloch was one of the conductors at the masterclass Mariss Jansons gave with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in May 2012. In October of that year he stood in for Mariss Jansons during three concerts.

Alexandre Bloch Play

Alexandre Bloch

Dmitri Shostakovitch - Symfony Nr. 5 Movement 4