Andrew Davis

(b. 1944)

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(b Ashridge, 1944).

Eng. conductor, organist, and harpsichordist. Pianist, harpsichordist, and org., Academy of St Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, 1966–70. Assoc. cond. BBC Scottish SO 1970–2, New Philharmonia Orch. 1974, RLPO 1974–6; prin. cond. and mus. dir. Toronto SO 1975–88; prin. cond. BBC SO 1989–2000; mus. dir. Glyndebourne Opera 1989–2000. Mus. dir. Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000. Opera début Glyndebourne, 1973 (Capriccio). Amer. début 1974 (NYPO). Cond. f. Brit. p. of Tippett's The Mask of Time, 1986, and his New Year, 1990. CBE 1991. Knighted 1999.

Subjects: Music.

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