Paul Peter Spiering
2004 & 2007 -- conductor of AmSO
Paul Peter Spiering was born in 1954 in Hilversum, the Netherlands. He studied violin at the Amsterdam Music Conservatory with Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers. After graduating in 1973 cum laude with a degree in performance degree, he went on to study violin with Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and In 1977 he received the Prix d’excellence, the highest award for music in the Netherlands.
Paul Peter Spiering has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, including the Brabants Orchestra, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.
Since 1978 Spiering has been a violinist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) in Amsterdam. There he has worked with many world renowned conductors, such as, Bernard Haitink, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Antal Dorati, Eugen Jochem, Mariss Jansons etc., and in 1996 he became the artistic director of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.
In 2004 and 2007 Spiering was guest-conductor of the AmSO, He has also conducted the Bombay Chamber Orchestra in Mumbai, India, the Orquestra do Estado de Mato Grosso in Cuiabá, Brazil, and the Musica Art Chamber Orchestra at the Chamber Music Festival in Barth, Germany.