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Music Director Christian Arming Conductor Laureate Tatsuya Shimono
Honorary Founding Conductor Kazuyoshi AKIYAMA Music Advisor Tsugio Tokunaga
Music Partner Volkhard Steude Conposer in Residence Toshio Hosokawa
Honorary Founding Conductor Martha Argerich
Honorary Founding Conductor Kazukiyo Inoue Honorary Music Director Akeo Watanabe
Special Guest Concertmaster Kyoko Shikata Principle Guest Concert master Ryo Mikami
Concertmaster Rumi Kurakawa
Christian Arming / Principal guest conductor
Music Director of the Liege Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, Christian Arming previously held the same post at the New Japan Philharmonic, the Lucerne Theatre and Symphony Orchestra, and was Chief Conductor of the Janáček Philharmonic. In 2017, he became Principal Guest Conductor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Since conducting the Czech Philharmonic at the Prague Spring Festival in 2003, he has conducted top European orchestras including Dresden Staatskapelle, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Symphony, Swiss Romande, Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Capitole de Toulouse orchestras. In North America, he has conducted Boston, Cincinnati, Houston and Vancouver Symphony orchestras, and in Asia, the NHK, Shanghai Symphony, Taiwan and Malaysian Philharmonic orchestras, among others. His work has also won many supporters in the operatic world. Christian Arming was born in Vienna and studied conducting under Leopold Hager at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Seiji Ozawa has also been a mentor and strong supporter of his career. In 2017/2018, he debuted with Saint Louis and Atlanta Symphony orchestras, and returned to the Aspen Music Festival and Prague Radio Symphony. 2018/2019 highlights include his return to the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and opera “Carmen” with Seiji Ozawa Music Academy in March 2019.


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