Alexander Binder, Conductor
German-Turkish conductor Alexander Sinan Binder was principal kapellmeister at the Lucerne Opera through the end of the 2020/21 season. Starting in 2021/22 season he is a freelance conductor and will be a fellow of the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
He studied orchestral conducting at Robert Schumann Music Academy Düsseldorf with Rüdiger Bohn and piano with Paolo Giacometti. He completed part of his Master of Music diploma at the Zurich University of the Arts with Johannes Schlaefli, as part of the Swiss European Mobility Programme.
Furthermore, he participated in the Conductors’ Forum of the German Music Council and is currently part of the fellowship programme Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Foundation in Frankfurt. Alexander Sinan Binder enriched his artistic skills through master classes and workshops with David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, John Carewe, Yuri Simonov, Peter Eötvös, Colin Metters, Peter Gülke as well as the conducting seminar with Stefan Asbury at the Tanglewood Music Center.
He is equally comfortable in the opera pit and on the concert podium. He has worked with internationally renowned orchestras such as Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Lucerne Festival Strings, WDR Funkhausorchester, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Philharmonic State Orchestra Mainz, State Operetta Dresden, Staatskapelle Halle and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
Moreover, Alexander Sinan Binder founded the Ensemble Revision, a contemporary music ensemble with which he made his debut at the 2018 Mozartfest in Würzburg. He also made his debut at the world-famous Lucerne Festival in 2019 with ›Ouverture dans la nuit‹ (world premiere), a co-production with the Lucerne Theatre and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.