Over a five-month period in 2005, Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit made dramatic debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, Munich Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony, quickly establishing himself as a major talent on the international scene. The New York Times wrote of his Pittsburgh debut, “He came, he conducted, he conquered… Sensational” and the Wiener Zeitung called Remmereit’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 with the Vienna Symphony the “sensation of the evening. [The orchestra] played with unequaled precision…” Mr. Remmereit was immediately re-engaged in Pittsburgh, Vienna, Milan and Baltimore and since then has also returned to a number of other prominent orchestras as well, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), England’s Hallé Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic (New York), New Jersey Symphony and the Seoul Philharmonic, among many others.
During the 2009-10 season he makes his debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and returns to Rochester (where he first appeared last season to widespread acclaim), New Jersey, Seattle, L’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Dublin’s RTE National Symphony. In the 2010-2011 season he returns to the Teatro Comunale di Firenze to conduct Le Nozze di Figaro.
Mr. Remmereit has also appeared with the Houston Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to name several. In 2005 he made his debut at the storied Teatro alla Scala conducting Tchaikovsky’s opera Cherevicki and, more recently, led Florence’s Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in a performance of three Beethoven symphonies in 2008. In Asia, he has performed with the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic and the Honk Kong Philharmonic, among others.
Born in Norway, Mr. Remmereit studied piano, voice and composition at the Norwegian Conservatory of Music in Oslo, graduating in 1986. In 1992 he earned a degree in conducting from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna under the direction of Prof. Karl Oesterreicher. He has also studied with Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta.
Arild Remmereit and his wife currently live in Vienna.