Alexander
Humala

Photo by RR Jones
Alexander
Humala
Photo by RR Jones
Belarusian born young conductor, characterized as a keen, sensible and bright music ideas maker, a gifted young man, who is always been able to create new and inspirational music. Having combined backgrounds of a strong Russian music tradition with European musical and cultural development, he sharply presents himself as a truly promising musician.
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Alexander Humala studied choral and symphony conducting at Belarusian Academy of Music and Rotterdam Conservatory. Gain experience in masterclasses with such teachers as Collin Metters, Jorma Panula, Yoel Levi, Peter Eotvos, Marin Alsop. Assisted such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Christoph Eschenbach, Lorin Maazel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Martyn Brabbins.

Won the first prize at the Jazep Vitos international conductor competition in Riga 2009, and the first prize at the International choir conducting competition Toward Polyphony in Wroclaw 2011. Laureate of the Grand Premium of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2010 and 2012). Man of the year of the Minsk Region in 2017 (Belarus).

During “Gaude Polonia” scholarship provided by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2009 and 2012) gain experience as conductor assistant in Wroclaw Opera House and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 got scholarship Huygens, provided by Dutch Ministry of Culture for best students in Netherlands.

Participated in music festivals as: Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Parnu Summer Festival, St. Magnus festival in Orkney Island, Castleton festival, Cabrilo Festival, National Music Festival (USA). In 2013 served as a chief conductor at the Magutny Boza (Almighty God) music festival (Mahilyow, Belarus). Was a music director of the Minsk Festival Project Orchestra - organized several editions of music festivals from baroque to contemporary repertoire.

Conducted such orchestras as the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Belarus Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, and other.

As opera conductor were at the Wroclaw Opera, Baltic Opera, Lyon National Opera, and Yekaterinburg Opera. Conducted at the Masterlcass of Russian opera repertoire for singers organized by The International Vocal Competition 's-Hertogenbosch and the Dutch National Opera.

Since 2013 Alexander Humala is chief conductor and artistic director of the Belarusian State Chapel “Sonorus”. In 2014-2016 was assisting conductor at the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (NOSPR). From 2018 conductor-intern of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia – music director Vladimir Spivakov.]

Upcoming season highlights includes debut with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, continue collaboration with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia.

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Alexander Humala, 2021
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