Günter Neuhold is Chief Conductor of one of Spain's leading
orchestras, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao.
The artist was born in Graz and received his musical education in
his native city, completing his studies in Rome with Franco Ferrara
and in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky. After winning several
international competitions, further engagements as Kapellmeister
at various opera houses in Germany. From 1981 until 1986 he
assumed the position of Music Director at the Teatro Regio di
Parma; other leading positions include Chief Conductor and
Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van
Vlaanderen in Antwerp, General Music Director at the Badisches
Staatstheater Karlsruhe and General Music Director and Artistic
Director at the Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen.
Neuhold's symphonic engagements have included numerous visits
to Japan and Brazil and he has also conducted numerous
prestigious orchestras throughout Europe including Wiener
Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden,
Orchestre National de France, WDR Cologne, MDR Leipzig, NDR
Hamburg and Hanover, RTVE Madrid, Tokyo Philharmonic,
Günter Neuhold has conducted at opera houses such as the Berlin,
Dresden, Munich and Vienna State Operas, Zurich Opera, Teatro
alla Scala di Milano and at festivals in Colorado, Granada, Salzburg
and the Enescu Festival, Bucharest.
Noted for his extensive repertoire, the artist is a particular fine
interpreter of the works of Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Berg,
Mahler, Schönberg, Shostakovich, Zemslinsky and in operas by
Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and Wagner.
Günter Neuhold has recorded many highly-praised recordings
including the complete Ring Cycle, several Mahler symphonies,
Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle, Bach: Matthäus-Passion and also
numerous works of the symphonic repertoire.