Aspen Music Festival And School

Christian Arming Back To Performers

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On both the symphonic stage and in the opera house, Christian Arming is a highly sought-after conductor in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is currently principal guest conductor of the Hiroshima Orchestra in Japan. Mr. Arming has been music director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège in Belgium, the New Japan Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Lucerne Opera Theatre and Orchestra. At age twenty-four, he was appointed chief conductor of the Janáček Philharmonic in Ostrava, Czech Republic, a position he held from 1996–2002. In North America, he has conducted the symphonies of Boston, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Houston, Indianapolis, Colorado, Utah, Pacific, Fort Worth, and Vancouver. He has also been a regular guest conductor at the festivals of Aspen and Round Top (Texas). Mr. Arming has conducted many of the top European orchestras, including the Staatskapelle/Dresden, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester/Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, NDR/Hamburg, Mozarteum/Salzburg, Vienna Symphony, Polish National Radio Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Prague Symphony, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Barcelona Symphony, Belgium National, Capitole de Toulouse, and the RAI Turin. Born in Vienna, Mr. Arming studied conducting under Leopold Hager at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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