Arthur Arnold (conductor)

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Arthur Arnold
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Arthur Arnold with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Arthur Arnold

(1967-04-05) 5 April 1967 (age 53)
Alma materConservatorium van Amsterdam
OccupationConductor of classical music
(active 1997–present)
Known forConductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Arthur Arnold (born in Naarden, 5 April 1967) is a Dutch orchestra conductor.

Arnold studied cello at the Maastricht Academy of Music and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Dmitri Ferschtman, and later in London with Christopher Bunting. He played cello in several orchestras, including Conjuncto Iberico and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied conducting with Anton Kersjes at the Maastricht Academy of Music and took private lessons with Marcello Viotti, Jean Fournet and Graeme Jenkins. He attended masterclasses with Jorma Panula in Moscow and Amsterdam, with Myung Whun Chung and Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna, Italy, and Diego Masson at the Darlington School of Arts in the UK. Arnold was also an assistant conductor to Hans Vonk.

Arnold was principal guest conductor of the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2001. He first guest-conducted the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in 2001, at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He subsequently became the orchestra's principal guest conductor, and music director in 2012.[1]

Arnold co-founded the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific (SOAP) in 2004, and served as its music director until the suspension of SOAP in 2012. SOAP subsequently reorganised into the new Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA), and Arnold took up its music directorship.[1][2] Arnold has premiered several works of Canadian composer Tobin Stokes, including two of his operas, The Vine Dressers and Rattenbury.[3]


  1. ^ a b Marsha Lederman (2013-06-21). "Sunshine Coast welcomes the music world". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  2. ^ Laura Walz (2013-01-23). "Moscow orchestra names maestro chief conductor". The Powell River Peak. Archived from the original on 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ Amy Smart (2012-09-27). "Empress offers sneak peek at new Rattenbury opera". Times Colonist. Retrieved 2014-05-31.

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