Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Valencia Orchestra


Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chief Conductor , Valencia Orchestra

Artistic Director, Richard Strauss Festival

 Appointed principal and artistic director of the Valencia Orchestra from the 21/22 season to the 25/26 season. Alexander Liebreich is also Chief conductor and Artistic Director of the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra from september 2018.

In 2018 he took over as Artistic Director of the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, opening the first edition in June 2018 with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Next to that he was elected head of the Richard-Strauss-Society, following Wolfgang Sawallisch and Brigitte Fassbaender in this position.

He held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony  Orchestra (NOSPR) since 2012 until the end of the 2018-2019 season. He was Director and Principal Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra from 2006 – 2016. Their first collaborative CD, featuring works by Joseph Haydn and Isang Yun, was released to great critical acclaim in January 2008. The ECM Classics release of Tigran Mansurian’s “Requiem“, with RIAS Kammerchor received a nomination for a Grammy Award in 2018 and won the ICMA Award 2018 in the category “Contemporary Music”.

As a guest conductor he has worked with many prestigious orchestras  including the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony  Orchestra,  Orquestra  Sinfônica do Estado de  São Paulo, Dresden Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich.

Recent and future engagements include debuts with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, OBC-Barcelona Orchestra, BBC  Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia or Kyoto Symphony Orchestra among others.

Alongside his concerts and opera performances, Liebreich has established a reputation for producing innovative projects. In 2011 he became the first European Artistic Director of the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea, one of the biggest and most important festivals in Asia. With the goal of encouraging intercultural encounters,  he implemented the  “east-west-residence-programme”, inviting guest artists like Heiner Goebbels, Unsuk Chin, Martin Grubinger, Toshio Hosokawa and Beat Furrer to South Korea.

In October 2016 the Bavarian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Art announced that Alexander Liebreich is the recipient of the Bavarian Culture Prize Special Award.

Alexander Liebreich, was born in Regensburg and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and the Salzburg Mozarteum and gained much of his early artistic experience with both Michael Gielen and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He was significantly influenced by his mentor  Claudio Abbado, who invited him to join and assist productions at Salzburger Osterfestspiele with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and in Bolzano with the Gustav- Mahler-Jugend Orchestra.