Michael Tilson THOMAS

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1944-12-21
Education Univ of Southern Calif
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Style Michael Tilson Thomas, Esq
Career conductor, pianist and composer; studied under Ingolf Dahl, John Crown and Alice Ehlers; music dir Young Musicians' Fndn Debut Orch 1963, pianist and conductor Monday Evening Concerts LA 1963-68, asst conductor then principal guest conductor Boston Symphony Orch 1969-74, conductor NY Philharmonic Young People's Concerts 1971-77, music dir Buffalo Philharmonic 1971-79, princ guest conductor LA Philharmonic 1981-85, princ conductor Great Woods Music Festival 1985-88, fndr and artistic dir New World Symphony (trg orch for young musicians USA) 1988-, Pacific Music Festival Sapporo Japan 1990-, princ guest conductor LSO 1995- (princ conductor 1988-95), music dir San Francisco Symphony Orch 1995-; American Music Center Award 2000; recordings incl: Copland orchestral works 1986, Tchaikovsky, Liszt and Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 1986, Mahler Symphony No 3 1987, Kurt Weill Seven Deadly Sins and Little Threepenny Opera 1987, Ravel orchestral works 1988, John McLaughlin Guitar Concerto 1988, Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2 1988, Steve Reich The Four Sections 1988, Brahms Serenades 1989, Haydn Variations 1989, Tchaikovsky Swan Lake 1990, Janácek Glagolitic Mass 1990, Debussy orchestral works 1991, Tavener Dance Lament of the Repentent Thief 1991, Ives Three Places in New England 1992, Bernstein On the Town 1992, Strauss Lieder 1993, Schumann and Grieg Piano Concertos 1993, Shostakovich Concertos Nos 1 and 2 1993, Bartók Violin Concerto No 2 1993, Copland Quiet City and Emily Dickinson Songs 1994, Barber orchestral works 1994, Villa-Lobos (with New World Symphony Orch, for BMG) 1996, Stravinsky 1996 (with LSO), Copland and Stravinsky 1996, New World Jazz 1998 (with New World Symphony Orch), Mahler Symphony No 7 1999 (with LSO), Stravinsky ballets (Persephone, Firebird, Rite of Spring) 1999 (for San Francisco Symphony Orch, winner of 3 Grammy awards), Mahler Symphony No 6 (with San Fransisco Orch) 2001, Ives Symphony No 4 1999; television: Discovery concerts with LSO (BBC), On the Town 1993 (winner of Gramophone Award for Best Musical Recording), Concerto! (with Dudley Moore, Channel 4/BMG 1993); festivals/tours with LSO (Barbican): Shell LSO UK Tour 1986, The Gershwin Years 1987, The Flight of the Firebird 1989, Steve Reich Series 1989, Childhood 1991, Takemitsu Festival 1991, The Mahler Festival 1994 and 1995, Salzburg Summer Festival 1988 and 1991, USA and Japan 1989, 1991, 1992, Canary Islands 1989, Pacific Music Festival Sapporo Japan 1990, Israel 1991, Salzburg Whitsun Festival 1991 and 1995, USA and several Euro visits 1992, Austria, Germany and USA 1993, Italy and Spain 1994, Japan and Austria 1995 and 1997, Germany 1997, 2001 and 2002; with New World Symphony Orch: Lincoln Center USA 1996, US tour 1997, tour in Monaco 1995; with San Francisco Symphony Orch: 1996 US tour incl American Music Festival, Volkert-Cmmn (world premiere), Adams-Lollapalooza and Penderecki-Violin Concerto no 2 (US premieres), 1997 US tour incl Schubert/Henze-Erlkonig (US premiere), tour in Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Austria 1996, tour in Japan and Hong Kong 1997, tour in Europe 2002 and 2003; opera (with LSO): Rimsky-Korsakov Mlada 1989, L'Enfant et Les Sortilèges 1991, Bernstein On the Town 1992, La Bohème 1994; Robin Holloway Concerto No 3 (world première) 1996; >ir< Koussevitzky Prize Tanglewood 1968, Ditson Award 1994, Conductor of the Year USA 1994, 3 Grammy awards for Stravinsky ballets with BMG 1999, Grammy Award for Mahler Symphony No 6 2003, Grammy Award for Mahler Symphony No 3 2004
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