Günter Neuhold

Austrian conductor Günter Neuhold, 74, has been appointed as the new Artistic Director and Conductor of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra (CySO), the orchestra said in a news release.

At the same time, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra Foundation announced that the orchestra will receive more funds from the government, for the expansion of the orchestra from 45 to 65 members.

Günter Neuhold was born in Graz, Austria, in 1947. In 1969 he completed his studies at the Graz Conservatoire with a masters degree. He then followed advanced courses in Rome with Franco Ferrara and in Vienna with Prof. Hans Swarowsky. Between 1972 and 1980 he was engaged at various German opera houses, a period he closed as first Kapellmeister in Hannover and Dortmund.

From 1981 to 1986 he was Music Director at the Teatro Regio di Parma. From 1986 to 1990 he was Chief Conductor and Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen in Antwerp. Günter Neuhold was General Music Director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 1989 to 1995. From 2008 to 2014 he was Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao.


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