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Arthur Fagen has been professor of orchestral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2008 and music director of the Atlanta Opera since 2010. He has conducted at the world’s most prestigious opera houses and music festivals, and, from 1998 to 2001, he was guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera. On the concert podium, he has appeared with numerous internationally known orchestras.

He has served as principal conductor in Kassel and Brunswick, chief conductor of the Vlaamse Opera, music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and a member of the conducting staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago. From 2002 to 2007, he was music director of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dortmund Opera.

Fagen has made recordings for BMG, Bayerischer Rundfunk, SFB, and WDR Cologne. He records regularly for Naxos, for which he has completed a cycle of the Martinů Symphonies [8.553348, 8.553349, 8.553350]. His Naxos recording of Martinů’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 with Giorgio Koukl [8.572206] was awarded an Editor’s Choice award in the March 2010 issue of Gramophone magazine.

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