Studies in Paris with Igor Markevitch, Nadia Boulanger and Max Deutsch
In 1976 after the first performance of Darius Milhaud’s
l’Orestie replacing M. Abravanel at Radio-France, Alexandre Myrat embarked upon an international career which has lead him to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Spain,
Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece and Korea, to name a few. In the same year he was also a prizewinner at the Gino Marinuzzi competition in San Remo.
Having become a French citizen in 1977,Alexandre Myrat
regularly collaborates with the orchestras of Radio-France, conducting them in recordings, concerts, various premieres (as seen in the archives of the INA), such the memorable world
premiere of the symphony "La journée de l’existence" by Ivan Wyschnegradsky in 1978, where he conducted the Novel Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio-France, in the presence of the
composer. This live concert, edited onto CD by Shiiin in collaboration with the INA, was welcomed with rave reviews and a"Diapason d’Or", which Alexandre Myrat added to his collection of awards
received for his EMI and AUVIDIS recordings.
In 1984, he founded the Orchestre de Picardie, where he
was Artistic Director until 1989. During this period he became known as “Mozartian” conductor.
At the same period he has been invited as
guest conductor to many ensembles, including the Orchestra national de Belgique, the Orchestre symphonique de Liege, the Norwegian Chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the
English Chamber Orchestra. He has released several recordings for the BBC, and conducted the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra for three consecutive years, with whom he was awarded the prizes
of "Best Orchestra" and "Best Recording" in the international competition of Vienna.
In 1991 he established regular collaborations with the
Athens Megaron, and founded La Kamerata. Under the talented direction of Alexandre Myrat, the Kamerata became the first Greek orchestra to gain international
During the twenty years since its formation, for which
Myrat has remained the resident director. He has also collaborated with them in various operas.
In 2011 he was named as Artistic Director of the
Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. Taking inspiration from his considerable experience with French orchestras, Alexandre Myrat brings a new approach to this orchestra of 120
musicians, focusing not only on musical excellence but also to open classical music to a wider audience. Building on the TSSO’s excellent reputation, established thanks to its
quality and its prestigious past, he endeavors to constantly bring something new to the table and introduce new younger audiences to the world of classical music.
Immense repertoire including more than hundred world
premiers, AM never accepted to be a “specialist”. He conducts symphonic, chamber, opera, ballet, symphonic jazz, musicals, with equal efficiency.
He recorded for EMI, RCA, Blue Note, Naxos, Shiiin and
Alexandre Myrat has been a member of the executive
staff of the Académie Lyrique de Vendôme since 2006, and the principal guest conductor of the Targu–Mures Philharmonic Orchestra 2008-2019
In 2004 he received from the French Government the
title “Chevalier des Arts et Lettres” and in 2013 the promotion “Officier des Arts et des Lettres”