Born in 1980, Arno Piters studied clarinet and E-flat clarinet with Jan Cober and Willem van der Vuurst at the Maastricht Conservatory, where he earned an honours diploma. He then went on to study with George Pieterson at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and was again awarded an honours diploma. Piters was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra, where he performed under such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has made solo appearances with the Residentie Orchestra and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, among others. As a chamber player, he has performed at festivals both in and outside the Netherlands. Piters was a member of the Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2003. He was subsequently appointed as clarinettist and E-flat clarinettist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. He teaches at the conservatories in Amsterdam.