Austrian conductor and choirmaster Bernhard Schneider grew up and studied in Vienna. He has held positions as musical assistant at the Wiener Staatsoper and as opera chorus director at both the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Opera North in the UK. Maestro Schneider is currently the chorus master of the Oper Graz where he has also conducted ballet, concerts, and musicals. He has been engaged at prominent music festivals, including the Festspiel Baden-Baden, the Salzburg Festspiel, the Seefestspiele Mörbisch, and many more. As a conductor, he has appeared with various Baroque ensembles, as well as the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester. He teaches conducting at the University of Arts in Graz.