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Arvo Volmer

Estonian conductor ARVO VOLMER is widely acclaimed for his powerful performances in both opera and concert. Particularly well-known are his interpretations of Mahler and Sibelius, German, Nordic and Russian composers and contemporary music. He studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Tallinn State Conservatoire with Olev Oja and Roman Matsov, and continued his studies at the Leningrad Conservatoire with Ravil Martynov. Volmer made his professional debut with the Estonian National Opera at the age of 22 and has been associated with the company ever since. Currently he is the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Estonian National Opera. Previously has been the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Finland’s Oulu Symphony Orchestra, the Music Director of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Principal conductor of The Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trentino.

Arvo Volmer has appeared at many important theatres and opera houses and performed with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra, Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra OSESP. He has led all important orchestras in Australia, including the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. Also The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and Macau Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as various orchestras in Germany and Scandinavia. As an opera conductor, Volmer has performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Finnish National Opera, Norwegian Opera, Malmö Musik Theatre, Deutsche Nationaltheatre Mannheim and regularly with Opera Australia in the Sydney Opera House.

Photo: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

 

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