Petr Altrichter

Conductor
*appeared with touring orchestra only

Biography

Petr Altrichter made his debut with the Czech Philharmonic in 1979, and has subsequently conducted the Orchestra on numerous occasions in Prague, on tour in China and most recently in Germany.


Altrichter studied French horn and conducting at the Conservatory of Music in Ostrava, before moving to Brno to study orchestral and choral conducting at the Janáček Academy.

In 1976 he took second place at the famous conducting competition in Besançon and won the special
prize of the French National Composers’ Union. His professional career began as Assistant Conductor for the Brno State Philharmonic; in subsequent years he worked at the Czech Philharmonic as assistant to Václav Neumann, and at the philharmonics in Zlín, Pardubice, and again in Brno.

In 1987 Altrichter transferred to Prague Symphony Orchestra as Associate Conductor, and later Chief Conductor. He was Music Director of Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie (1993-2004); Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (1997-2001); Chief Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic (2002-2009); and has guest conducted orchestras on three continents including the London Philharmonic, the Japan Symphony Orchestra and the RTL Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared at festivals in Athens, Cheltenham, Chicago, Edinburgh, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Zurich and with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at the BBC Proms.

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