Just in: Englishman to lead Bavarian Radio chorus

Just in: Englishman to lead Bavarian Radio chorus


norman lebrecht

March 19, 2015

The chorus of Bayerische Rundfunk has named Howard Arman as its new artistic director, starting mid-2016. Howard, 61, is presently music director at the Lucerne theatre and symphony orchestra. He succeeds Peter Dijkstra.



  • william osborne says:

    I saw his La Cenerentola at the Luzerner Theater about a year ago. Rock solid, no nonsense, opera conducting. He really understands singers. Held everything together with the ultimate professionalism. BR made a good choice.

  • Miles Golding says:

    Fabulous musician. Intelligent, erudite, scholarly, and a fine composer, arranger and pianist. Deep interest in the music of the Stolters. His Christmas Day concerts at the Gewandhaus were brilliant.

  • Fabio Luisi says:

    Congrats to Howard, my former colleague at Leipzig MDR.
    A wonderful, fine musician, full of great musical ideas and with an enormous knowledge of the repertoire, not only for chorus.
    A wise and great choice from BR.

  • Benjamin Bevan says:

    This is great news

  • Ks. Christopher Robson says: