Günter Neuhold

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Günter Neuhold (born 2 November 1947) is an Austrian conductor.

Born in Graz,[1] he attended the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz and graduated in 1968 with a master's degree. He later studied conducting with Franco Ferrara in Rome and with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna.[1]

At the Theater Dortmund, Neuhold served as first conductor.[1] His prizes at various music competitions have included:[1]

  • Florence, 1st prize, 1976
  • San Remo ("Marinuzzi"), 1st prize, 1976
  • Vienna ("Swarowsky"), 2nd prize, 1977
  • Salzburg ("Böhm"), 1st prize, 1977
  • Milan ("Cantelli") 3rd prize, 1977

From 1981 to 1986, Neuhold was music director of the Teatro Regio di Parma.[2] He has also served as chief conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica "Arturo Toscanini".[2] From 1986 to 1990, Neuhold was chief conductor and music director of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic.[2] He was general music director of the Badische Staatskapelle from 1989 to 1995.[2] From 1995 to 2002, he was chief conductor of the Bremer Philharmoniker and music director at the Bremen Opera.[2] Since 2008 he has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS; Bilbao Symphony Orchestra).[2] In April 2010, the orchestra announced the extension of Neuhold's contract with the BOS for another 3 years.[3] As of 2022, he is appointed Artistic Director and Chief conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.[4]

Neuhold has led commercial recordings for such labels as Naxos Records, Brilliant Classics and Bella Musica. These recorded works include: the second of only two recordings of the original 1904 version of Puccini's Madama Butterfly,[5] Bruckner: Symphony No. 4,[6] Bach's St Matthew Passion[7] and a live recording of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.[8]

Honours[edit]

  1. 1999: Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria[9][2]
  2. 2007: Berufstitel Professor 2007: title of Professor[2]

Discography[edit]

  1. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  2. B. Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Concerto for Orchestra
  3. A. Berg: 3 Orchestral Pieces, Opus 6
  4. H. Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
  5. J. Brahms: Brahms: Symphony 1
  6. A. Bruckner: Symphony 4
  7. C. Franck: Symphony in D minor
  8. Z. Kodály: Hary Janos Suite, Dances of Galanta
  9. F. Liszt-F. Schreker: Concerto for Jazz Band etc.
  10. G. Mahler: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, 2, 3, 5
  11. H. Marschner: Der Vampyr
  12. G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1904)
  13. W. Rihm: Portrait Concert
  14. A. Schnittke: Piano Concerto
  15. A. Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (reduced orchestra by Erwin Stein)
  16. F. Schreker: Chamber Symphony
  17. E. Schulhoff: Piano Concerto
  18. Josef Strauss, Johann Strauss: "Strauss Dynasty"
  19. I. Strawinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps
  20. P.I. Tschaikowsky: Symphony No 5
  21. G. Verdi: Messa da Requiem
  22. R. Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen
  23. Wolf-Ferrari: La Vita Nuova

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Merschmeier, Michael; Theaterverlag, Der (13 October 2017). "Artikel "Personalien – Meldungen November 2017"". Der Theaterverlag (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Neuhold Günter". db.musicaustria.at (in German). Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. ^ "The conductor of the BSO, Günter Neuhold, renews for three years – Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa". Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa – Página web de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Announcement of the New Artistic Director – Conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra". CYSO. 17 February 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Madama Butterfly" (in Italian). Naxos. 2006. OCLC 84909849. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  6. ^ Bruckner : Symphony No. 4 Romantica, DVD International, 2000, OCLC 57343233
  7. ^ "BACH, J.S : St. Matthew Passion, Parts I and II (Corpus Christi, Vol. 2) (Neuhold)". Naxos Digital Services Ltd. 2011. OCLC 847757911. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  8. ^ Der Ring des Nibelungen (in German), Stemra, 2000, OCLC 962898425
  9. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question about the Decoration of Honour" (PDF) (in German). p. 1266. Retrieved 1 November 2012.

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Emil Tchkarov
Chief Conductor, deFilharmonie
1986–1991
Succeeded by
Preceded by
José Maria Collado
Chief Conductor, Badische Staatskapelle
1989–1995
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Conductor, Bremer Philharmoniker
1995–2002
Succeeded by