Abbado, Claudio - Austria-Forum : AEIOU : english
b. Milan (Italy), June 26, 1933, conductor. 1968-1986 music director
of the "Teatro alla Scala Milano"; 1984 Viennese debut at the State
Opera conducting Verdi´s "Simone Boccanegra", 1986-1991 General
Music Director of the Vienna State Opera. General Music Director of
the City of Vienna since 1987; 1989 elected permanent conductor and
artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; artistic
director of the Salzburg Easter Festival since 1994.Especially
committed to promoting modern music (founded the "Wien
Modern" festival in 1988) and young musicians (founded the
European Union Youth Orchestra in 1978; founder and musical director
of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra; artistic adviser to the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe).
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