Alexander Negrin

Alexander Negrin

Alexander Negrin was born in Sydney, Australia in 1977 to European parents and commenced his musical studies there at a very early age, beginning with piano and later adding organ, percussion and vocal studies. He gave his debut at the age of nine, conducting Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the Sydney Opera House, thus becoming one of the youngest conductors ever to have conducted a symphony orchestra. Upon finishing school, he relocated to Europe and continued his musical studies in conducting, piano, organ and singing in Austria. During this time he worked with Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Czech Philharmonic in Prague and the veteran conductor Franz-Paul Decker. In 2003, still a student, he was offered the post of conductor at the opera house in Baden. Since that time, Alexander Negrin has conducted symphony orchestras all over the world including the Graz Philharmonic, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Teatro Liceu Barcelona, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Sofia Philharmonic, Neue Lausitzer Philharmonic, Schleswig-Holstein Philharmonic and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. As an accomplished pianist and organist he has given organ recitals in major cathedrals and churches in Germany, Austria, England, the USA and Australia.