Alexander Liebreich

For Alexander Liebreich, conducting is a state of mind, where openness and curiosity are integral elements. This is shown by his interpretations and the repertoire he offers, and characteristic too are his performances of historical and contemporary music, free from any dogmatic or ideological pressure. Liebreich knows no limitations in his work. The essence of his style is succinctness and innovation.

He is considered one of the most passionate conductors of his generation. Holding the post of First Conductor and Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (NOSPR) since 2012, he gained recognition among Poles for rediscovery of the orchestra’s sound and melding it into the ensemble’s rich tradition. Since 2006, he has also been the Artistic Director and First Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra: under his baton, the orchestra has made vast progress, enriching the city’s musical life.

In October 2014, together with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, pianist Krystian Zimerman and the NOSPR, Alexander Liebreich inaugurated the operation of a new concert hall in Katowice with acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota. The conductor is also the Artistic Director of the Katowice Culture Nature Festival, the first edition of which was held in May 2015, with the next to come in 2016.

The artist also actively promotes eminent contemporary composers (including Salvatore Sciarrino, Pascal Dusapin, and Georg Friedrich Haas), an idea expressed in the project of premiere performances of their music, intended for 2014–16, in cooperation with the RIAS Kammerchor and Munich Chamber Orchestra.

For Alexander Liebreich, the 2015/2016 season is a time of appearances with a number of orchestras of international renown, with the most notable names including Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, São Paulo State Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

photo Sammy Hart