Denis Vaughan

(b. 1926)

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(b Melbourne, Victoria, 1926).

Australian conductor, organist, and musicologist. Org. and kbd. recitalist in Europe and USA 1948–56. Ass. cond. to Beecham 1954–7. Made special study of Verdi's and Puccini's autographs, noting discrepancies in printed scores, etc. Adviser on copyright to UNESCO 1962–7. Mus. dir. State Opera of S. Australia 1981–4. Amer. opera début, Juilliard Opera Center, NY, 1983. Moved to the UK in 1987 and became instrumental in creation of the National Lottery to increase access to culture and sport for the young.

Subjects: Music.

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