Timothy Weiss is the artistic leader of the Arctic Philharmonic's sinfonietta, based in Bodø. He has gained critical acclaim for his performances and adventurous programming throughout the U.S. and abroad. His repertoire in contemporary music is vast and fearless, including masterworks, recent compositions, and an impressive number of premieres and commissions.
In his twenty-six years as music director of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, he has brought the group to a level of artistry and virtuosity in performance that rivals the finest new music groups. During his tenure with the CME, he has helped launch the ensembles eighth blackbird and ICE, as well as many other leading performers of contemporary music. He remains active as a guest conductor with upcoming performances with the Eastman Broadband Ensemble, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and recent performances with Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia, BBC Scottish Symphony, and the Melbourne Symphony in Australia. As a committed educator, he is professor of conducting and Chair of the Division of Contemporary Music at Oberlin. He holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan.
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