Kristian Alexander

Kristian Alexander is the founding Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in Toronto, the founding Music Director of the International Music Academy in Toronto, the founding Artistic Director of Markham Contemporary Music Festival and the founding Artistic Director of the International Music Competition (Toronto). He was also the founding Music Director of the Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra in Sofia (Bulgaria), the first privately own art organization in Eastern Europe dedicated to the performing and recording of compositions by Mozart. Kristian Alexander conducted Internationale Bach-Collegium and Gächinger Kantorei in Stuttgart (Germany), Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Egypt, Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra in Sofia (Bulgaria) as well as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Opéra de Montréal Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra (Toronto), Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Guelph Symphony Orchestra, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaughan Symphony Orchestra in Canada.


Kristian Alexander has worked with internationally renowned conductors Charles Dutoit, Benjamin Zander, Gustav Meier, Marin Alsop, Helmuth Rilling, John Morris Russell, Nurhan Arman, and Nedialko Nedialkov. He has also collaborated with soloists André Laplante, Christina Petrowska-Quilico, Jacques Israelievitch, Ann Hobson Pilot and James Parker. He recorded several live concerts for the International Bachakademie (Stuttgart), the National Radio Broadcasting Company and the National Television of Bulgaria. Kristian Alexander conducted in many major concert halls in Europe, Africa and Canada: Cairo Opera House; Roy Thomson Hall, Ettore Mazzoleni Hall and the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, Lieder Halle in Stuttgart, Bulgaria Hall and the National Palace of culture in Sofia, among others. He has also given the Canadian and the world premières of numerous contemporary pieces by illustrious Canadian and American composers. In 2017, he conducted a sold-out performance at Toronto’s premier 3,200-seat Sony Centre for the Performing Arts of the first international concert-tribute to the Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman. Upcoming engagements during the 2018 concert season include début performances with the Hong Kong Oratorio Society, the National TV and Radio Orchestra of Moldova and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.


Kristian Alexander speaks fluently English, French, Russian, and Bulgarian and has a working knowledge of Italian, German, Czech, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages. In addition to master degrees in orchestral and choral conducting, music theory and history, he holds degrees in anthropology, psychology, theology, and arts management from academies and universities in Toronto, Montreal, Stuttgart and Sofia. Mr. Alexander has also been a mentor for many young musicians and conductors through various positions he held at the International Baccalaureate Organisation in England, the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, as well as, in Canada, at the Atelier lyrique de l‘Opéra de Montréal, the International Music Academy and the International Bilingual School (Toronto). He has also published articles on philosophy of music in scientific journals and research papers for the Bulgarian Academy of Science, the University of Toronto and the Université de Montréal. Mr. Alexander has been a recipient of several awards from the Canada Arts Council, London City Council, Université de Montréal, Internationale Bachakademie (Stuttgart), the Mozarteum Internationale Stiftung (Salzburg), Open Society Foundation (New York), and the National Music Academy (Sofia).

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