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Wigglesworth, Mark

Noël Goodwin

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Ardingly, West Sussex, July 19, 1964). English conductor. He graduated from Manchester University and studied at the RAM, principally with George Hurst. He won first prize in the Kirill Kondrashin International Conducting Competition in the Netherlands in 1989, which brought him engagements with leading Dutch orchestras, the Czech PO and the Moscow State SO. In 1989 he also formed the Premiere Ensemble, a chamber group committed to giving a première in each programme, with which he made the first recording of Das Lied von der Erde in Schoenberg’s chamber arrangement. He was associate conductor of the BBC SO, 1991–3, and music director of Opera Factory, 1991–4, with which he made his opera début with Don Giovanni in 1990 and also conducted The Rake’s Progress and Birtwistle’s Yan Tan Tethera. In 2000 he made an acclaimed Glyndebourne début with Peter Grimes. His American début was with the Chicago SO in ...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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