Altinoglu, Alain

Directing Un Ballo in Maschera of Verdi, in Chorégies d'Orange 2013

Alain Altinoglu (born 9 October 1975) is a French conductor of Armenian descent. Born in Paris, into an Armenian family who were originally from Istanbul, Altinoglu studied music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. After finishing his studies at the conservatory, he joined the school's faculty. He became director of the conducting class at the Conservatoire in 2014.[1]

Altinoglu made a highly successful debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2017.[2] He regularly conducts such orchestras as Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, all major Parisian Orchestras, all major Berlin orchestras, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Dresden, Tonhalleorchester Zürich, and the Russian National Orchestra.[3]

Altinoglu first appeared as a guest conductor with the La Monnaie in 2011, conducting a production of Cendrillon. In September 2015, La Monnaie announced the appointment of Altinoglu as its next music director, effective January 2016.[3][4] The La Monnaie appointment is Altinoglu's first formal post with an opera house.

Altinoglu is married to the mezzo-soprano Nora Gubisch. The couple perform in recital together, and have recorded commercially together.[5][6] Altinoglu has also made other commercial recordings on CD and on DVD, including Pascal Dusapin's Perelà uomo di fumo, Lalo's Fiesque, Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher, Massenet's Thérèse,[7] and Perelà of Pascal Dusapin.[8]


  1. ^ "Le Conservatoire accueille un nouveau Chef d'Orchestre : Alain Altinoglu". Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Concert review : Alain Altinoglu and the Berlin Philharmonic". 
  3. ^ a b "Alain Altinoglu - Music Director of La Monnaie" (PDF) (Press release). Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. 2015-09-02. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  4. ^ Koen van Boxern (2015-09-02). "Alain Altinoglu moet orkest De Munt in juiste richting sturen". De Tijd. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  5. ^ Andrew Clark (2014-07-18). "Nora Gubisch and Alain Altinoglu: Folk Songs – review". Financial Times. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  6. ^ Andy Gill (2012-08-18). "Album: Nora Gubisch, Alain Altinoglu, Ravel: Mélodies (Naïve)". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  7. ^ Andy Gill (2013-08-02). "Album review: Alain Altinoglu, Choeur et Orchestre Opéra National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Massenet: Thérèse (Palazzetto Bru Zane/Ediciones Singulares)". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 
  8. ^ Andrew Clements (2005-03-17). "Dusapin: Perelà - Uomo di Fumo, Graham-Hall/ Philippe/ Perraud/ Mahe/ Montpellier Opera/ Altinoglu". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-09-03. 

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Preceded by
Ludovic Morlot
Music Director, La Monnaie
Succeeded by