Elder, Sir Mark

(b. 1947)

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(b Hexham, 1947).

Eng. conductor and bassoonist. Chorister, Canterbury Cath. Mus. staff, Wexford fest. 1969–70. Ass. to R. Leppard at Glyndebourne 1970 and chorusmaster 1970–2. Début with RLPO, 1971. Australian Opera 1972–4; ENO 1974, becoming ass. cond.; mus. dir. 1979–93; CG 1976; Glyndebourne 1995. Cond. f. Brit. stage p. of Busoni's Doctor Faustus (ENO 1986). Bayreuth, 1981. Mus. dir. Rochester PO 1989–94; prin. guest cond. CBSO 1992–2000. Prin. cond. Hallé Orch. from 2000. CBE 1989. Knighted 2008.

Subjects: Music.

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