Seiji Ozawa

(b. 1935)

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(b Fenytien (now Shenyang), China, 1935).

Japanese cond. Won int. cond. comp., Besançon, 1959. Début Tokyo, NHK Orch. Ass. cond. to Bernstein, NYPO 1961–2 and 1964–5. Cond. Ravinia Park Fest., Chicago, 1964–8; Toronto SO 1965–9; S. Francisco SO 1970–6; Boston SO 1973–2004; Vienna State Opera from 2004. London début 1965; Salzburg Fest. début 1966 with Vienna PO, opera 1969 (Così fan tutte, this being his opera début); CG 1974; NY Met 1992. Cond. f.p. of Messiaen's St François d'Assise (Paris, 1983).

Subjects: Music.

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