Netherlands native Arthur Arnold received his early training as a conductor in his home country, and in 1996, was recipient of the “Prins Bernhard and Graeme Jenkins” award. This enabled him to study at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena (Italy) with Myung-Whum Chung. Next, receipt of the Busenhart Morgan-Evans award allowed him to receive further guidance from many other important conductors. During this time he conducted several operas during the Dartington International Summer School of Music in England.
Arthur Arnold has been the assistant conductor to Hans Vonk, with whom he worked not only at the St. Louis Symphony but also in Amsterdam, Paris and Cologne.
Co-founder and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, Canada, he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra and also of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. He appears with this orchestra annually at the Concertgebouw in the Netherlands; with the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Arnhem Philharmonic, North Netherlands Orchestra, Holland Symfonia and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In Canada, he has been a guest conductor with the Symphony Orchestra and Opera of the Pacific, the Victoria Symphony and with the Orchestra of the Glenn Gould School of Music. He also frequently appears in Rumania at the Transylvanian State Philharmonic and Targu Murews State Philharmonic Orchestras, and in Poland at the Podlasie Orchestra and Opera.
“Arthur Arnold radiates serenity and natural authority... (he)succeeded to immediately achieve a great musical tension and thrilling atmosphere. The musical build up was magisterial.” NRC HANDELSBLAD, Netherlands