John Hopkins

(b. 1927)

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(b Preston, nr. Hull, Yorks, 1927).

Eng. conductor and administrator. Apprentice cond. Yorkshire SO 1948–9, ass. cond. BBC Scottish Orch. 1949–52, cond. BBC Northern Orch. 1952–7. Went to NZ as cond. Nat. Orch. 1957–63. Dir. of mus. Australian Broadcasting Commission 1963–73. Dean of Sch. of Mus., Victoria Coll. of Arts, Melbourne, 1973–86. Dir., NSW Cons. of Mus., Sydney, from 1986. OBE 1970.

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