Howard Arman

Howard Arman (c) Astrid Ackermann
Howard Arman (c) Astrid Ackermann

Versatility is one of the prime artistic hallmarks of the conductor, choral director and composer Howard Arman. He has distinguished himself in all types of music from all epochs, from Baroque concertos to choral symphonies and operas, and from jazz programmes to sing-along concerts for a broad public.

Howard Arman was born in London and studied at the Trinity College of Music. From 1983 to 2000 he was artistic director of the Salzburg Bach Choir and from 1998 to 2013 he held the same position at the MDR Radio Chorus in Leipzig. He made his debut at the Musikverein in Vienna in 1991 and at the Salzburg Festival in 1995. Alongside his international activity as a choral conductor, he has conducted highly regarded productions at opera houses in German, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. From 2011 to 2016 he was music director of the Lucerne Theatre. Howard Arman was awarded the Handel Prize in 1996 for his work in re-founding the Handel Festival Orchestra for a production of Orlando.

Howard Arman conducted the Bavarian Radio Chorus frequently as a guest since 2002, including in performances of Handel’s Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle at the Lucerne Festival and the sing-along concert cOHRwürmer. In 2016 he was appointed the Chorus’s artistic director.