Famous Conductors in Music History (Part 7)

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  • 1946-09-24 Marc Neikrug, American pianist, conductor and composer (Los Alamos), born in New York City
  • 1946-11-02 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1946-11-16 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • 1946-11-21 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • 1946-12-16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist (The English Concert), born in Canterbury, England
  • 1946-12-21 Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • 1947-01-07 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands
  • 1947-06-02 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • 1947-08-19 Gerard Schwarz, American classical trumpeter and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1985-2011), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1947-09-08 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American orchestral conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-02-20 Barry Wordsworth, conductor
  • 1948-03-05 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948-07-03 Peter Ruzicka, German composer and conductor, born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1949-02-15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor

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1949-05-13 Jane Glover, British conductor (London, Mozart Players, Music of the Baroque), born in Helmsley, England

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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  • 1950-03-11 Bobby McFerrin, American vocalist and conductor (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989), born in New York, New York
  • 1950-03-18 James Conlon, American conductor (Cincinnati May Festival-1979), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-01-20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1951-10-25 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951-11-18 Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist and conductor, born in Gmunden, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1951-11-22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1952-05-30 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1953-01-22 Myung-Whun Chung, South Korean pianist and conductor (Chung Trio), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1953-02-20 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orchestra), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1953-09-18 Gerald Custer, American choral conductor and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953-12-21 Andras Schiff, Hungarian-British concert pianist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1954-11-12 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, born in Bombay, India (d. 2018)
  • 1955-01-19 Simon Rattle, English orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1955-09-08 Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-10-16 Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-present), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-12-05 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist and conductor, born in Zabrze, Poland
  • 1957-04-14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1958-03-01 Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
  • 1958-06-30 Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish orchestral conductor (Giro), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1958-07-05 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • 1958-07-19 David Robertson, American symphony orchestra conductor, born in Malibu, California
  • 1958-09-17 Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), born in Nenzing, Austria
  • 1959-10-25 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Mortsel, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1960-09-21 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, born in Farsta, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1960-12-27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor (The Crossing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-03-02 Simone Young, Australian conductor
  • 1961-06-06 Nir Brand, Israeli conductor and musician, born in Beersheba, Israel
  • 1961-11-06 Daniele Gatti, Italian conductor, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1962-12-08 Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Venezuelan conductor (Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, 2003-present), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 1963-03-30 Eli-Eri Moura, Brazilian composer and conductor
  • 1965-01-08 Rossen Milanov, Bulgarian orchestral conductor (Philadelphia, 2000-11; Princeton, 2009-present; Columbus, 2015-present), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1966-12-06 Armin Kircher, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor, born in Kufstein, Austria (d. 2015)
  • 1967-09-24 Geir Sundbø, Norwegian composer, conductor, clarinetist and guitarist, born in Porsgrunn, Norway
  • 1968-02-05 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1968-12-29 Carlo Ponti, Italian orchestral conductor and son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1969-12-30 Enno Poppe, German composer (Rundfunk), conductor (ensemble mosaik), and teacher, born in Hemer, Germany
  • 1972-01-14 Predrag Gosta, Serbian-American conductor (Makris Symphony Orchestra, 2015-present), harpsichordist, and baritone, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • 1972-06-05 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1975-08-31 Daniel Harding, British conductor (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2007 to present), born in Oxford, England
  • 1978-11-18 Andris Nelsons, Latvian conductor (Boston Symphony; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1980-01-13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist, born in Poznan, Poland
  • 1980-02-23 Rafael Payare, Venezuelan conductor (San Diego Symphony, 2019-present), born in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
  • 1980-10-31 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American conductor (Queensland Symphony, 2015-present), and founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (2004-11), born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-01-26 Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Spanish conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • 1981-05-12 Kentaro Sato, Japanese composerand conductor, born in Hamamatsu, Japan

Deaths in Music