Alexander Briger is one of Australia’s preeminent conductors and was Awarded the Order of Australia for “services to music as a leading conductor”.
He is considered a specialist in the works of Janáček, Mozart, Brahms and Beethoven.
Alexander’s recent engagements include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Toulon Opera and John Adams’ I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, following a hugely successful debut at the same theatre conducting the Paris premiere of Adams' Nixon in China.
He has worked with Maestros Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Riccardo Muti and major international orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble InterContemporain, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum, Malaysian Philharmonic and every major Australian symphony orchestras.
He has also performed regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (collaborating with such soloists as Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires and Murray Perahia) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including their 2004 China tour. He has also worked with such soloists as Paul Lewis, Kirill Gerstein, Akiko Suwanai and Julia Fisher.
Considered an opera specialist, Alexander has conducted for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro di San Carlo Opera, Naples, Berlin Komischeoper, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia amongst others.
In 2010, he founded the Australian World Orchestra, of which he is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.
Future engagements include Jenůfa with the Montreal Opera, The Turn of the Screw at the Paris Philharmonie and Figaro at the Bolshoi, Moscow.