Liebreich, Alexander

Alexander Liebreich has proven himself to be one of the most avid conductors of his generation. Having only assumed the position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice in 2012, he has already received widespread recognition in Poland for reinventing the sound and programming of this tradition-steeped orchestra. Liebreich has also been Chief Conductor of the Munich Chamber Orchestra from 2006 until 2016: under his leadership, the orchestra has made tremendous strides through the development of new concert formats. In the same way, South Korea's Tongyeong International Music Festival, which Liebreich led from 2011 to 2014, has also bene ted greatly from this spirit of renewal. He is also the Artistic Director of Katowice Kultura Natura Festival.

Alexander Liebreich consistently unearths new perspectives through his sleek, distinct and de approach. He is equally aware of the historical, political and social dimensions of music: it is one's responsibility towards the future to portray the present. Vocal music has always played a prominent role in Alexander Liebreich's career. Born in Regensburg, Liebreich was steeped in the choir tradition of his hometown at an early age. In addition to conducting, he studied voice with the goal of being able to focus on both Romance studies and music history.

Liebreich has conducted many renowned orchestras: he recently made his debut at such venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and Cité de la Musique in Paris. In 2017, the CD Szymanowski, Lutosławski (Gautier Capuçon and NOSPR, conducted by Alexander Liebreich), released under the Accentus Music label, received the International Classical Music Awards; it is the third in the series of albums featuring the 20th-century classics of Polish music.