Edo de Waart

(b. 1941)

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(b Amsterdam, 1941).

Dutch conductor and oboist. Prin. oboe, Concertgebouw Orch. of Amsterdam, 1962–3. Winner, Mitropoulos Comp., NY 1964. Ass. cond., Concertgebouw Orch. 1966. Prin. cond., Rotterdam PO 1973–7; S. Francisco SO 1977–85. Cond. Minnesota Orch. 1986–95. Chief cond., Sydney SO 1994–2003. British début Folkestone (RPO) 1969; CG 1976. Amer. opera début (Santa Fe) 1971. Art. dir. and chief cond. Hong Kong PO from 2004. Chief cond. Santa Fe Opera from 2007.

Subjects: Music.

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