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Alexander Mayer

Orchestra Conductor

Events

Schubert Unfinished

LJO Saar

Date
10/28/2021

Time
07:30 pm

Venue
Tauberphilharmonie Weikersheim
Deutschland

Schubert Unfinished

LJO Saar

Date
10/30/2021

Time
08:00 pm

Venue
Theater am Ring Saarlouis
Deutschland

Schubert Unfinished

LJO Saar

Date
11/06/2021

Time
08:00 pm

Venue
Congresshalle Saarbrücken
Deutschland

Biography

For the 21/22 season, Alexander Mayer takes over the position of 1st Kapellmeister and Deputy General Music Director at the Theater Vorpommern. His path most recently led him to Switzerland, where he first worked as Assistant Conductor at the Geneva Opera and then as music director of the Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel from 2010-2019. In that time, he has successfully established the position of this orchestra, created by a fusion in 2008, on Switzerland’s musical map, not least through appearances in renowned concert series and regular radio broadcasts. From 2013 until 2017, he also led the Sinfonietta de Lausanne to broadly recognized success.

 

Alexander enjoys seeking the exchange with other styles and cultures, such as electronic music, klezmer or the world of Arabic music. He performs with renowned soloists such as Gautier Capuçon, Tzimon Barto, Geir Draugsvoll, Ghalia Benali, Jane Birkin or Kolsimcha and orchestras such as the New Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

In the 21/22 season, in addition to his work at Theater Vorpommern, he will make his debut with the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen and return to the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel.

 

Alexander studied church music and orchestral conducting under Leo Krämer and Max Pommer’s tutelage at the University of Music Saar. He has participated in masterclasses with Neeme Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Frieder Bernius and Stefan Parkman, and has assisted John Nelson and Donald Runnicles. In 2003, he won the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting. Along with his activities with professional orchestras and choruses, Alexander is Principal Guest Conductor for the Saar State Youth Orchestra and regularly performs as an organist and chamber musician.

 

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