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'Outstanding playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alessandro Crudele.'

BBC Radio 3

'Radiant Respighi: conductor Alessandro Crudele makes his mark.'

BBC Music Magazine


Alessandro Crudele studied conducting under the esteemed Gianluigi Gelmetti, himself a precocious student of Sergiu Celibidache, at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena in 1999-2003. There, he was awarded several scholarships and the highly prestigious Diploma d’Onore. He also studied violin and composition at the Conservatorio di Milano, and later received further instruction in conducting from Christoph von Dohnányi and Sir Simon Rattle. 

Crudele has worked with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Israel Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica George Enescu, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, and many others. As a student, he founded the Orchestra Unimi in Milan, which under his tenure as Music Director has become one of the most respected orchestras in the city.  

From 2018 to 2022 Crudele held the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the RTS Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade.


His critically acclaimed recordings on Linn Records include orchestral works by Ottorino Respighi with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (2022), and works by Britten and Elgar with the Philharmonia Orchestra and violinist Michael Barenboim (2023).

He is a frequent guest in Asia where he has conducted the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, with whom he has built a strong relationship since his successful debut in 2011. He made his debut in Japan with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in 2016.


In May 2024, he returns to the UK to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in a programme featuring works by Mozart and Beethoven. 

May 2024

Territory: Scandinavia and Poland

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