Andrew Frank DAVIS

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1944-02-02
Education Watford GS, Royal Acad of Music, King's Coll Cambridge (organ scholar)
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Style Sir Andrew Davis, CBE
Career conductor; continuo player for Eng Chamber Orch and Acad of St Martin-in-the-Fields, studied conducting with Franco Ferrara in Rome; Festival Hall debut 1970 conducting BBC Symphony Orch; asst conductor BBC Scottish Symphony Orch 1970-72, assoc conductor The Philharmonia Orch 1973-77, princ guest conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orch 1974-77, music dir Toronto Symphony Orch 1975-88 (conductor laureate 1988-), music dir Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1988-2000, chief conductor BBC Symphony Orch 1989-2000 (incl tours to Hong Kong, Europe and Japan, conductor laureate 2000-), princ guest conductor Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orch 1995-98, music dir and princ conductor Lyric Opera of Chicago 2000-; has worked with other orchs incl: Berlin Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Tonhalle, Stockholm Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic, Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia Orchs, LA Philharmonic; appeared at venues incl: Bayreuth Festival, Paris Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Met Opera NY, Chicago Lyric Opera, La Scala Milan, BBC Proms (conductor Last Night 1993-), All Saints' Day Concert Musikverein Vienna, various Br and Euro festivals, numerous other venues in N America, Europe and Far East; work for Glyndebourne Festival Opera incl: Eugene Onegin, Falstaff, Ariadne auf Naxos, Don Giovanni, Katya Kabanova 1988, Jenufa 1989, Tippett's New Year 1990, The Marriage of Figaro 1991, La Clemenza di Tito 1991, The Magic Flute 1991, Peter Grimes 1992, Pique Dame 1992, Onegin 1994, Makropulos Case, Ermione 1995, Lulu 1996 (Gramophone Award for Best Video 1997), Conte Ory 1997; other operatic work incl: The Marriage of Figaro (Chicago Lyric Opera), La Clemenza di Tito (Chicago Lyric Opera), Peter Grimes (Bavarian Staatsoper) 1991; awarded Royal Philharmonic Soc/Charles Heidsieck Conductor's Award 1990; >ir< incl: all Dvorák Symphonies (with The Philharmonia), Mendelssohn Symphonies (with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orch), Tippett The Mask of Time (with BBC Symphony Orch, following Euro premiere BBC Proms 1984, winner Gramophone Record of the Year 1987, Grand Prix du Disque 1988), Birtwistle Mask of Orpheus (with BBC Symphony Orch, Gramophone Award for Best Contemporary Recording 1998), Shostakovich Violin Concertos, Brahms Piano Concertos, Nielsen Symphonies 4 and 5, various by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Delius and Tippett; over 25 recordings with Toronto Symphony Orch incl: Strauss Four Last Songs and Salome final scene, Holsts Planets Suite, Handel Messiah
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