WilliamKUNHARDT

CONDUCTOR

‘DEEPLY MOVING’

The Independent ****

‘IT MADE YOU FEEL AS IF YOU WERE AT THE CENTRE OF AN ARCTIC GALE WITH FROST ON YOUR CHIN!’

The Guardian ****


Since his professional debut, aged 22, William has been invited to conduct orchestras and festivals across Europe, Asia and America.  He is Principal Conductor of the Arensky Chamber Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the Piraeus Festival in Athens. Winner of the 2014 James Conlon Conducting prize at Aspen Music Festival, William was the first conducting fellow ever to be immediately re-engaged as a guest artist by Festival Director Robert Spano. 

Recent guest highlights included his American Public Radio debut with Sarah Chang, Tchaikovsky and the US premiere of Mike Mills Violin Concerto with Robert McDuffie and Aspen Festival Orchestra, Rossini and Strauss with Athens Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky with the Romanian Radio Orchestra, and Mendelssohn and Mozart with the Hallé in Manchester. 

With the Arensky Chamber Orchestra, William has made London debuts at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Cadogan Hall. He has recorded Symphonies by Beethoven and Mozart, Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin and concerti with Jennifer Pike, Benjamin Grosvenor, Andrew Haveron and Andriy Viytovych, all for Classic FM. 

As a guest artist William has made appearances at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh (one of an elite group of artists invited to perform at Britten’s centenary weekend), the British Museum in London (the first conductor to have given a concert there) and has conducted the National Radio Orchestras of Bulgaria and Romania, Athens and Tallinn Camerata, Sweden’s O:Mordent Orkester, State Orchestras in Greece and Moldova, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and at festivals in Germany, France and Bahrain.