Andrew Altenbach

Andrew Altenbach (Conductor, Madama Butterfly)

Andrew Altenbach brings an energetic ingenuity to his symphonic and
operatic conducting that continues to garner him national attention as a
musical leader of his generation. Critically acclaimed for his deep sense of
musical style and nuance, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to
contemporary works. His upcoming engagements include debuts with Miami
Music Festival, Peninsula Music Festival, Tri-Cities Opera, and Opera
Colorado.

Altenbach is Director of Opera at the Boston Conservatory and has
conducted for such companies as Minnesota Opera, Central City Opera,
Opera Birmingham, Opera Africa, Opera on the James, and Indiana
University Opera Theatre. He recently served as Artistic Director of the
Boston Opera Collaborative, leading the company in several new
productions, which received rave reviews. Altenbach has held coaching and
conducting staff positions with several prestigious American opera
companies, including the Santa Fe Opera, Music Academy of the West,
Cincinnati Opera, and the San Francisco Opera Merola Program.
Andrew Altenbach serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the
Minnesota Bach Ensemble as well as newly appointed Music Director of the
Brookline Symphony. Symphonic conducting credits include engagements
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra,
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Music
Center, and St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra.

Altenbach served as associate conductor for the world renowned Grand Teton
Music Festival under Donald Runnicles and was Conducting Fellow of the
prestigious Chautauqua Institution. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Andrew
Altenbach received degrees from Northwestern University and Indiana
University.