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André de Ridder occupies a unique position amongst today’s conductors. His stylistic versatility from baroque to contemporary music, his projects and collaborations make him much in demand by the BBC Proms, the Holland, Sydney and Manchester International Festivals, and orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Ensemble Intercontemporain and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He is Artistic Director of Musica Nova Helsinki, and in 2018 he received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for his work as Artistic Curator of London's Spitalfields Festival.

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In the 19/20 season, de Ridder will return to such orchestras as Chicago and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras and Orchestre de Paris, and notable debuts will include Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He furthermore continues established collaborations with Damon Albarn and with Max Richter. In collaboration with the Southbank Centre, he launches a series of genre-defying concerts, ‘Unclassified Live’, based on the Radio 3 progamme, and co-curated and presented by the programme’s presenter Elizabeth Alker.

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