Alexei Ogrintchouk Appointed Chief Conductor of Phion Orchestra

By Logan Martell

Phion, Orchestra of Gelderland & Overjissel, has announced that Alexei Ogrintchouk has been appointed its new chief conductor, effective at the beginning of the 2023-24 season.

Ogrintchouk, who has appeared with the company as a guest conductor since 2020, has signed a contract for three seasons, in which he will conduct four productions per season. He will continue to be associated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as an oboe soloist.

“I am honored and very excited to take on this new role. I am deeply moved and thankful for the trust and am very much looking forward to this musical journey with Phion,” said Ogrintchouk in an official press statement. “This group of musicians continue to search for the highest possible musically and I am extremely motivated to bring out the best in our collaboration. We have some fantastic venues in Gelderland and Overijssel, and I am excited to connect and communicate our passion with a large and diverse public.”

The upcoming season will see Ogrintchouk conduct symphonies “4,” “5,” and “8,” in Phion’s Beethoven Festival, as well as Mahler’s “Fifth Symphony” around Christmas.