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Andrew Altenbach

Music Director, Opera Studies; Collaborative Piano

Andrew Altenbach continues to garner attention as a musical leader of his generation. In addition to his work at The Boston Conservatory, Altenbach is Artistic Director of the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, a professional chamber orchestra comprised of players from the Minnesota Orchestra. Altenbach recently returned from guest conducting with the Lakes Area Music Festival (Brainerd, MN) for opera and symphonic programs. Upcoming projects include Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri, Iphigenie en Tauride, and The Rake's Progress in Boston, a full season of programs with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, the Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, and a return engagement with the Lakes Area Music Festival.

Recent opera credits include Opera Birmingham, Opera Africa, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Music Academy of the West, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, and Indiana University Opera Theatre. Symphonic credits include the Atlanta, Memphis and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Institution, and Grand Teton Music Festival. He was music director for the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Chamber Players of St. Paul. This summer he finished a very successful tenure as Artistic Director of Boston Opera Collaborative, leading the organization with new programming and award­winning productions. When not performing music, Altenbach enjoys biking, reading, photography, and spending time with his wife, Julia, and their son, Henry.

“Altenbach built the drama with such point and purpose, it was as if Rossini were creating a new art form.” —The Boston Globe

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