(b Paris, 1953).
Amer. conductor. Taken to USA aged 10. Selected as Exxon/Arts endowment cond. with National SO of Washington, DC, as ass. to Rostropovich, and became ass. orch. 1982–5. Eur. début 1982 (LPO). Cond. New Jersey SO 1985–92, prin. cond., St Paul's Chamber Orch. 1988–92, mus. orch. 1992–2000; cond. Frankfurt Radio SO 1997–2006. NY City Opera début 1986. Specialist in 17th‐ and 18th‐cent. repertoire.