Anthony Hose began playing the piano at age three and gave his first recital aged six. He studied at the Royal College of Music in 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 has worked with many orchestras throughout Europe including the 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 output of Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini. He has over 90 operas in his repertoire.
For BBC television he has conducted Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the world premiere of The Servants by William Mathias. He founded the Buxton International Festival where he has conducted many operas including the first complete performances 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.
Mr. Hose has been the guest conductor for opera companies 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, Naples Philharmonic, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
An advocate for contemporary composers he has recorded CD’s of music by William Mathias, Alun Hoddinott and Sir Michael Tippett and has just conducted a concert of music for computer games by composer Gerard Marino.
He was for many years a professor at the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London and guest professor for the Cincinnati College Conservatory. He has given orchestral, opera, and lieder masterclasses throughout Europe. He is Director of Orchestral Studies at Stetson University in Florida.