Source: I Care If You Listen.
German conductor André de Ridder (b. 1971) regularly collaborates with top contemporary music ensembles and artists including the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Muusikfabrik de Cologne, and his own stargaze collective. He performs regularly at international festivals around the globe. In Finland, de Ridder has conducted the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and most recently, Kaija Saariaho’s opera Émilie presented at the Finnish National Opera. He is the Artistic Director of Musica nova Helsinki 2017, and we asked him 5 questions to learn more about the upcoming festival.