Imbued with energy and infectious enthusiasm, Alexandre Bloch became Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lille in September 2016. He is also chief guest conductor of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker (appointed in 2015).
From 2012-2014 he was Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra, having won the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition in October 2012: in that same month at short notice he replaced Mariss Jansons at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, for three highly acclaimed concerts that launched his career both in France and internationally.
During the last few years he has conducted a production of Donizetti’s l’Elisir d’amore at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and a concert version of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles, recorded on Pentatone. He has also been invited to conduct the Orchestre National de France, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Séoul Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He has recently conducted the London Symphony Orchestra on their tour of Kuwait. In May 2019 he returned to the Opéra de Lyon to conduct the French premiere of George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence.
Born in 1985, Alexandre Bloch began his musical studies in the cello, harmony and orchestral conducting at the music academies of Tours, Orléans, then Lille. He went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) taking courses in compositional notation, then in orchestral conducting in Zsolt Nagy’s class, where he was awarded his Masters degree.