Christopher Edward de SOUZA

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-06-06
Education Prior Park Coll Bath, Univ of Bristol, Old Vic Theatre Sch Bristol
Publications N/A
Recreations entertaining, travel, languages, painting, drawing
Clubs Royal Over-Seas League
Style Christopher de Souza, Esq
Career broadcaster, also composer, opera producer and director; head of music St Bernadette's Sch Bristol 1966-70, staff prodr Sadler's Wells/ENO 1971-75, arts prodr BBC Radio London 1975-79, music prodr BBC Radio 3 1980-86, prodr BBC Promenade Concerts 1987-88, presenter BBC Radio 3 1988-, own prog Tuning Up focusing on young musicians 1990-92, awarded NY Radio Show Silver Medal 1992), artistic dir Southern Sinfonia 1998-; fndr dir Liszt Festival of London 1977; prodr of over 100 operas for BBC Radio, Abbey Opera, Northern Ireland Opera, Handel Opera, Opera East, Royal Coll of Music, Aldeburgh Festival, Bologna Festival, Kraków Festival and Miami Festival; dir Br stage premières of: Liszt's Don Sanche 1977, Virgil Thompson's The Mother of Us All 1979, Pfitzner's Palestrina 1983, Gretry's William Tell 1984; regular competition adjudicator, contributed articles to The Listener, Music and Musicians, Musical Times, The Strad, BBC Proms Guides; chm: SE Branch Composers' Guild of GB 1974-76, AVANTI (agency for young musicians) 1985-91; memb: Park Lane Group 1984-92, Redcliffe Concerts 1985-90, British Youth Opera 1986-99; memb: Equity, Br Acad of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, Performing Rights Soc, Royal Soc of Musicians, Royal Phiharmonic Soc, Liszt Soc; Compositions incl: 8 Epithalamia for Organ (1966-71), Sonata for Flute and Piano (1974), Maharajahs (music for BBC2 series), Four Brecht Songs (1991), Six-foot Cinderella (music for BBC2), Symphonic Suite from Britten's music for The Rescue, The Ides of March (a capella, 1993), Children of the Light (with Adrian Morris, 2001), Missa Douensis (2003), Bottom's Dream (BBC commission, 2008), Combe Gibbett (2009); Recordings incl first modern prodn of Liszt's opera Don Sanche (BBC Studio Recording with BBC Scottish Symphony Orch)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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