The German conductor Till Aly, who has lived in Paris for over a decade now, combines musical excellence with all the characteristics of a versatile personality that lives entirely in the present. In his work, Till Aly convinces with his "profound understanding of music and his precision in detail" (Sylvain Cambreling) and conveys "an impressive spectrum of nuances and colors in great clarity," drawing on full stylistic competence and deep musical empathy.

As a music educator, he looks back on numerous assignments in France and abroad, the latter taking him from the Middle East (master classes for the Goethe Institute, the Barenboïm-Saïd Foundation and the Institut Français) to South America (El-Sistema Foundation). As a music entrepreneur and creator, Till Aly has founded choirs (Europe Voce, Paris, 2005, Choeur de Paris, 2012), ensembles (Les Muses Galantes, Paris, 2011; Musici Europae, Paris, 2012 ) and an orchestra (Orchester Helios, Paris, 2015), which he still leads as either artistic director or conductor, as well as being engaged in wider management, such as marketing, sponsorship and subsidy applications.

His musical curiosity and his mastery of different style periods are evident in his repertoire as a conductor of works of the 20th and 21st centuries as well as of the symphonic and baroque repertoire.

Till Aly's continuing curiosity and versatility is reflected in the range of venues for his work beyond France: in Germany as guest conductor with the MDR Rundfunkchor, the SWR Vokalensemble and the WDR Rundfunkchor as well as throughout Europe (concerts at the Euroclassic Festival, Europa Bach Festival), in North and South America and Asia.

Till Aly has collaborated with composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Alain Michel Riou, David Chaillou, Massimo Priori and Javier Torres Maldonado. In addition, he has recorded Bohuslav Martinu's monumental late work "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the orchestral works of Lili Boulanger.

Till Aly has studied in Berlin, Dresden, New York and Paris with Sylvain Cambreling (conductor), Hans Christoph Rademann (choral conducting), Vladimir Feltsman (piano), Raphael Alpermann (harpsichord), André Isoir (organ) and many more. He attended conducting classes with Fabio Luisi, Jorma Panula, Simon Halsey, Gustav Sjökvist (Choralirigierforum des Bayerischen Rundfunks) and Helmuth Rilling and studied new music at the Ircam / Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and with Iannis Xenakis.

  • © Hervé Valentin