Alexander Sinan Binder studied orchestral conducting with Prof. Rüdiger Bohn and piano with Prof. Paolo Giacometti at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. He also studied parts of his Master of Music at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli as part of the Swiss European Mobility Program.

Furthermore, he was supported in his education by the Conductors' Forum of the German Music Council and the Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Foundation.

Masterclasses and workshops with David Zinman, Bernard Haitink, John Carewe, Peter Eötvös, Yuri Simonov, Colin Metters and most recently with Stefan Asbury at the Tanglewood Music Festival rounded off his training.

Assistantships led Alexander Sinan Binder to the European Workshop for Contemporary Music (EWCM) as part of Warsaw Autumn, Staatstheater Mainz as assistant to GMD Hermann Bäumer, Jeunesses Musicales Germany as assistant to Patrick Lange, Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen as assistant to GMD Rasmus Baumann, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie as assistant to Ingo Metzmacher for the "Sax & Crime Tour 2018" and as assistant to James Gaffigan for the symphonic concert "Romantic Rococo with Sol Gabetta" in the 2019/20 season with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

His work as a conductor includes both symphonic and opera, and he has already conducted internationally renowned orchestras such as Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, WDR Funkhausorchester, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Staatsorchester Hannover, Komische Oper Berlin, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Staatsoperette Dresden, Staatskapelle Halle, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Musikalische Komödie Leipzig, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz and others.

From the 2018/19 season Alexander Sinan Binder was engaged as Kapellmeister and pianist at Lucerne Theater, where he took over the position of 1st Kapellmeister in 2020/21. Furthermore, his profile as a conductor is characterized by a great amount of experience in the field of contemporary music as well as with dance.

Working as a freelance conductor since last year, guest engagements have taken him to various orchestras and festivals in Germany and abroad, including Hanover State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Ensemble Proton Bern, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Lucerne Theater, Ensemble Modern, cres... biennale, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht, ManiFeste Paris.

He is currently principal conductor and artistic director of the Abaco Orchestra Munich, and in 2021/22 he additionally led the Academy of Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt as conductor.