Stetson University

Anthony Hose

Associate Professor of Music, Orchestra

Anthony Hose began playing the piano at age three and gave his first recital at age six. He studied at the Royal College of Music London, majoring in piano, harpsichord and conducting, additionally studying clarinet and double bass. He continued his conducting studies first in Salzburg and then with Rafael Kubelik in Munich and Geneva.

He works with many orchestras throughout Europe including the Berlin Symphony, Budapest Concert Orchestra, the Icelandic Symphony, the Rhine Philharmonic, the Munich Bach Collegium and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and in Britain with the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber and Welsh Chamber Orchestra of which he is principal conductor.

In the opera house he has conducted many productions for the Welsh National Opera with repertoire ranging from Handel to the present day and including most of the operatic repertoire of Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.

For BBC Television he has conducted Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the world premiere of The Servants by William Mathias. At the Buxton International Festival he has conducted many operas including the first complete performance in Britain of Kodály's Háry János and Cherubini's Medée. He has broadcast many operas for BBC Radio 3 including Cavalli's Jason, which he directed from the harpsichord in his realization, and Kodály's folk opera The Spinning Room. He has regularly conducted the Icelandic Opera and opera companies in Sweden and France. He is artistic director of the Beaumaris Festival in Wales.

Other previous and current positions held:

  • Glyndebourne Festival Opera staff conductor and member of music staff
  • Wexford Festival chorus master and assistant conductor
  • Welsh National Opera chorus master (five years) and head of music (10 years)
  • Musical director of The Madrigal Players
  • Music and artistic director of Buxton Festival
  • Artistic director of Beaumaris Festival
  • Artistic director of Llandudno October Festival
  • Artistic director of Rhyl Easter Festival
  • Principal conductor of Welsh Chamber Orchestra

Hose has been the guest conductor for operas including L'Opéra de Lyons, Gothenburg Opera, New Sadler's Wells Opera, Scottish Opera and the Mid Wales Opera. He has also guest conducted orchestras including the Ankara Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, Manchester Camerata, Orlando Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wren Orchestra of London.

He was for many years a professor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, and has given orchestral, opera and lieder master classes throughout Europe. He was appointed orchestra conductor of Stetson University in the fall of 2000.

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