Arild Remmereit – conductor

In September 2010 the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra appointed Arild Remmereit as its eleventh Music Director, now in his second season of a four-year term.  Mr. Remmereit’s predecessors include illustrious conductors such as Eugene Goosens, Erich Lesindorf and David Zinman.   

In addition to his duties as Music Director in Rochester, highlights of the 2012-13 season include return engagements with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the NACO (Ottawa), which he conducts in subscription and on tour, and debuts with both the Naples Philharmonic and Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

Born in Norway, Remmereit began piano lessons at the age of six, studied trumpet and performed as a boy soprano.  In 1986 he graduated from the Norwegian Conservatory of Music, earning master degrees in voice, piano (jazz and classical), and composition.  It was at a conducting seminar in 1985 at the Aspen Music Festival that he was inspired to change his focus.  

From 1987 to 1992 he studied conducting in Vienna under the direction of Prof. Karl Österreicher at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, where he also participated in a master class with Zubin Mehta.  Remmereit studied with Leonard Bernstein at the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and assisted him in several recordings in Vienna between 1987 and 1990. 


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