Biography [ Link naar Biografie NL ]
Alexander Geluk studied orchestral conducting with Taijiro Iimori and cello with Robert Dispa at the Conservatories of Arnhem and Enschede where he graduated as a cellist and orchestra conductor. Earlier he already graduated as a choir conductor. His subsequent career was filled by conducting orchestras and choirs.
At present Alexander holds positions as principal or chief conductor with:
Arnhem Oratorio Choir, Eastgelders Symphony Orchestra and Symfonia Jong Twente.
With Symfonia Jong Twente a 'first prize with excelence' was received in the Summa Cum Laude festival in Vienna.
Alexander Geluk is also engaged as a regular guest conductor with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra (Krakow).
He has performed as a conductor with, among others; Oostnederlands Kamer Orkest, Deventer Student Orchestra, Euregio Jugend Symphonie Orchester, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Twents Symfonie Orkest, Il Concerto Barocco, Kammersinfonieorchester Darmstadt, Continuo Rotterdam, Gelders Begeleidingsorkest, Royal Symphony Orchestra 'Cecilia' , Musica Silvestra Orchestra, Project Orchestra and Choir of Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Pro Musica Münster, Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, Nederlands Begeleidingsorkest, Neue Ruhr Kammerphilharmonie, Bonner Operisten, Artez Conservatory Orchestra and Neue Ruhr Kammer Philharmonie. He also was assistant conductor with the Dutch Touring Opera and eight years as principal guest conductor with the Nairobi Orchestra and besides conducting regular concerts in the Netherlands he also conducted in the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Germany, Kenya and Italy.
In addition to conducting the mentioned ensembles Geluk also created several compositions. One particular composition of Alexander Geluk; the 'Montferland Ballade', was extremely well received both by the audience and the press, the latter in a review calling it; a 'very well composed piece of art, which appeals to the imagination' and '...Geluk is a master of the impressionistic atmosphere...'.
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