Alexander Hordon – conductor (Austria – Switzerland)

General information

Praised for his intense, innovative interpretations Alexander Hordon is one of the most versatile and sought-after musicians on the music stage today. He has established recognition as a soloist, conductor, professor, and chamber musician.

Alexander was born in 1978 in a family of musicians.  Нis education with Prof. Michael Kugel in Hogeschool Maastricht and post-graduated from the Hochschule “Hanns Eisler” Berlin in the class of Prof. Tabea Zimmermann.

Hordon´s mastery and artistry have been widely recognized internationally and have brought him numerous prizes and awards International Competition at the Elise Meyer competition in Hamburg (First prize 1997), at the 8th Brahms competition in Poertschach, Austria (First prize 2001), and many more.
Aged 23 Alexander was appointed Principal Viola of the London Philharmonic Orchestra with principal conductor Kurt Masur. In 2012 after 10 years of collaboration with LPO Alexander left the position and dedicated himself entirely to his demanding career as a soloist, conductor, and chamber musician.

A devoted chamber musician, he has performed in prestigious venues with partners such as Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Itamar Golan, Gerhard Schulz, Peter Donohoe, and Patrick Gallois.

Alexander Hordon is a professor in some of the finest Music Universities in Europe- Viola Professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Univ.- Professor the Vienna Konservatorium Privatuniversitat, Professeur Alto at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland and Professor für Viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Among his students are members and many leaders of violas of leading orchestras in the world as well as winners International competition prizes and awards.

In 2015 Alexander’s conducting debut with INSO-Lemberg. The same year he performed as conductor and soloist with Lappeenranta Orchestra Finland followed by a re-invitation for the next season as well as a new invitation to conduct the Orchestra Sinfonia Finlandia. Solo-highlights this season include concerts with Itamar Golan, Misha Maisky, Lucerne Strings, and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alexander is regularly recording for Naxos, LPO Live, Navis Classics,  and Chandos labels.