Under the Honorary Chairmanship of Her Majesty Queen Paola
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Christian Arming, conductor

Christian Arming , conductor

Born in Vienna in 1971, Christian Arming grew up in Hamburg. A pupil of Leopold Hager, 57 he collaborated closely with Seiji Ozawa from 1992 to 1998 and frequently worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and with the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo. In 1995, at the age of 24, Christian Arming was the youngest conductor ever to be appointed to head the Janaček Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava (1995-2002). From 2001 to 2004, he was also the Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra; from 2003 to 2013, he held the post of music director of the New Japan Philharmonic (Tokyo), where he succeeded Seiji Ozawa. In 2011, he took up the post of music director of the Liege Royal Philharmonic. He has conducted more than fifty orchestras throughout the world and is also in great demand for opera. With the Liege Royal Philharmonic, Christian Arming has toured in Austria (May 2014) and Spain (May 2015); he has recorded works of Franck, Saint-Saëns, Gouvy and Wagner, and launched a new series entitled the ‘Concerts du Chef’ (combining the core repertoire with new works), as well as a number of thematic festivals.