Günter Neuhold is Chief Conductor of one of Spain's leading  orchestras, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao. The artist was born in Graz and received his musical education in  his native city, completing his studies in Rome with Franco Ferrara  and in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky. After winning several  international competitions, further engagements as Kapellmeister  at various opera houses in Germany. From 1981 until 1986 he  assumed the position of Music Director at the Teatro Regio di  Parma; other leading positions include Chief Conductor and  Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van  Vlaanderen in Antwerp, General Music Director at the Badisches  Staatstheater Karlsruhe and General Music Director and Artistic  Director at the Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen. Neuhold's symphonic engagements have included numerous visits  to Japan and Brazil and he has also conducted numerous  prestigious orchestras throughout Europe including Wiener  Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden,  Orchestre National de France, WDR Cologne, MDR Leipzig, NDR  Hamburg and Hanover, RTVE Madrid, Tokyo Philharmonic,  Metropolitan Yomiuri. Günter Neuhold has conducted at opera houses such as the Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Vienna State Operas, Zurich Opera, Teatro  alla Scala di Milano and at festivals in Colorado, Granada, Salzburg  and the Enescu Festival, Bucharest. Noted for his extensive repertoire, the artist is a particular fine  interpreter of the works of Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Berg, Mahler, Schönberg, Shostakovich, Zemslinsky and in operas by  Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, Verdi and Wagner.  Günter Neuhold has recorded many highly-praised recordings  including the complete Ring Cycle, several Mahler symphonies,  Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle, Bach: Matthäus-Passion and also  numerous works of the symphonic repertoire. Representation: Germany