A classically trained violinist, conductor, composer, producer and GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Arnie Roth performs across a wide array of musical genres. Mr. Roth has performed with a host of artists, including Il Divo, Diana Ross, Jewel, The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors, Charlotte Church, Josh Groban, Patrick Stewart, Branford Marsalis, Peter Cetera, and Andrea Bocelli. He is also a long-time member of the GRAMMY award-winning group Mannheim Steamroller. Orchestras that Mr. Roth has conducted include the London Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Joffrey Ballet, Ravinia Festival, Tokyo Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, and the Sydney Symphony. Arnie Roth brought critical acclaim to the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra as music director and principal conductor showcasing artists including Michael Feinstein, Linda Eder, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Wynonna Judd, Judy Collins, the Beach Boys and Johnny Mathis. Under his direction the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra appeared in a nationally broadcast PBS Special featuring The Irish Tenors.
Mr. Roth was the music director and conductor of the national concert tour “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY.” In 2006 Mr. Roth conducted the new “VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY” concert in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic. He then became the principal conductor and music director of PLAY! A Video Game Symphony featuring music from blockbuster video games such as FINAL FANTASY®, World of Warcraft®, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind™, Halo and Battlefield 1942™. As both producer and music director, Arnie Roth premiered “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” in December 2007 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic in Sweden. The release of “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” recorded by Roth and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic coincided with the start of the “Distant Worlds“ 2008 world-tour. Distant Worlds continues to thrill audiences around the world with upcoming performances in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and has had additional successful releases with “Distant Worlds II: more music from FINAL FANTASY” CD and the live performance DVD “Distant Worlds; music from FINAL FANTASY - Returning Home” and “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY – The Celebration.” Distant Worlds; music from FINAL FANTASY is now in its seventh year touring the world, and continues to set box office records around the world. The 2014 performance at Royal Albert Hall (London) sold out in just 2 hours. Arnie and AWR Music Productions continue their highly successful relationship with SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.