Alexander Briger is one of Australia’s preeminent conductors, having worked with Maestros Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Riccardo Muti. Awarded the Order of Australia for “services to music as a leading conductor”, he is considered a specialist in the works of Janáček and Mozart.

He has worked with international orchestras such as Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Milan Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum, Malaysian Philharmonic, National Taiwan Symphony and every Australian symphony orchestra.

He has performed with soloists including Alfred Brendel, Maria Joao Pires, Murray Perahia, Paul Lewis, Kirill Gerstein and Julia Fisher.

Considered an opera specialist, Alexander has conducted for Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro di San Carlo Opera, Naples, Berlin Komischeoper, Canadian Opera Company, Montreal Opera and Opera Australia among others.

In 2010, he founded the Australian World Orchestra, of which he is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.