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Neville Marriner

(b. 1924)


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(b Lincoln, 1924).

Eng. conductor and violinist. Taught at Eton Coll. 1948. Member of Martin Str. Qt. 1949. Prof. of vn. RCM 1949–59. Violinist in Philharmonia Orch. 1952–6, prin. 2nd vn. LSO 1956–8. Founder, Academy of St Martin‐in‐the‐Fields, 1958; dir. 1958–78. Cond. Los Angeles Chamber Orch. 1969–79. Début as opera cond. RNCM 1977 (La bohème). Prin. cond. Minnesota Orch. 1979–86, cond. Stuttgart Radio SO 1983–9. Salzburg Fest. début 1982 (Academy of St Martin‐in‐the‐Fields). CBE 1979. Knighted 1985.

Subjects: Music.


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