Arild Remmereit has just begun his position as Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Over a five-month period in 2005, he made five dramatic debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, Milan’s Filarmonica della Scala, the Munich Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony (four of which re-engaged him), quickly establishing himself as a major talent on the international scene. Since then he has conducted a number of other prominent orchestras around the world, including England’s Hallé Orchestra, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the Seoul Philharmonic, among others. He made his debut with the NAC Orchestra in 2006 and was invited back in 2008. Upcoming and recent engagements include the Pittsburgh Symphony, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Naples Philharmonic, among others. Born in Norway, Remmereit began piano lessons at the age of six, studied trumpet, and performed as a boy soprano. He studied conducting in Vienna under the direction of Prof. Karl Österreicher at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. He also studied with Leonard Bernstein, and assisted him in several recordings in Vienna between 1987 and 1990.