Alessandro Crudele is one of the most outstanding and versatile conductors to emerge from Italy in recent years.
Among the orchestras he has conducted, and will conduct during the next season, are the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Bochumer Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais, Sofia Philharmonic, FOK Prague Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica George Enescu and Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.
From 2018 to 2022 Crudele held the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the RTS Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade. He is a frequent guest in Asia where he has conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta with whom he has built a strong relationship since his successful debut in 2011. He made his debut in Japan with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in 2016.
Keen to nurture young musicians, Crudele has devoted his time to working with young artists; and collaboration with youth orchestras is still one of his priorities. As a student, he founded the Orchestra UniMi in Milan, which under his tenure as Music Director has become one of the most respected orchestras in the city. In the same period, he was a regular guest of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Teatro alla Scala, and in more recent years he has established a collaboration with the Jeune Orchestre International de Monte-Carlo and the Orchesterzentrum NRW in Germany.
Crudele is a recording artist with Linn Records. His first release was the highly acclaimed album with the London Philharmonic Orchestra featuring orchestral works by Ottorino Respighi in June 2022.
Crudele was born in Milan. He studied violin and composition at the Conservatorio di Milano. His education as a conductor started at an early age. From 1999 to 2003, he studied under Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena where he was awarded several scholarships and the most prestigious Diploma d’Onore. He received further instruction from Christoph von Dohnányi and Sir Simon Rattle. Crudele currently lives in Berlin.