Peter Feranec (born 1964, Bratislava) is a Slovak conductor. In 1995, he became the first foreign-born, as well as the youngest, person to be appointed Chief Conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic. In June 2009 he has been appointed Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In 2011 he became musical director of the Janáček Opera in Brno.
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Edo de Waart is a Dutch conductor. He is music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, an Artistic Partner with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and music director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Václav Talich was a Czech conductor, violinist and pedagogue.
Christoph von Dohnányi is a German conductor.
Bramwell Tovey, is a British conductor and composer.
Sir Andrew Frank Davis is an English conductor. He is currently music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate of both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Paul Douglas Hillier is an English conductor, music director and baritone. He specializes in early music and contemporary art music, especially that by composers Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music, beginning his professional career while a vicar-scholar at St Paul's Cathedral, London. His concert debut was in 1974 in London's Purcell Room.
Daniele Gatti is an Italian conductor. He is currently artistic advisor of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and music director of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
Sakari Markus Oramo OBE is a Finnish conductor. He is currently chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Alexander Nikolayevich Lazarev is a Russian conductor. He studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and later at the Moscow Conservatory with Leo Ginsbourg. In 1971, he was the first prize winner in a national conducting competition in the USSR. In 1972, he won a first prize and gold medal in the Karajan conducting competition in Berlin.
Vassily Serafimovich Sinaisky is a Russian conductor and pianist.
James Judd is a British conductor.
Tadaaki Otaka, CBE is a Japanese and British conductor. He studied composition, theory, and French horn, at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and later was a conducting student of Hideo Saito.
Ľudovít Rajter was a Slovakian Hungarian composer and conductor. The Rayter family immigrated to Hungary from South Germany, but were of Dutch origin.
John Gunnar Rafael Storgårds is a Finnish violinist and conductor.
Johannes Wildner is an Austrian conductor, conducting professor, and former member violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Vladimir Igoryevich Verbitsky is a Russian and Australian conductor.
The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra is a Japanese symphony orchestra based in Tokyo, with administrative offices in Suginami. It was established on June 22, 1956, as the exclusive subsidiary orchestra under the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting. Akeo Watanabe served the first chief conductor of the orchestra, from 1950 to 1968, with the titles of music director, permanent conductor, and executive director. Watanabe recorded the symphonies of Jean Sibelius with the orchestra twice, first in the 1960s for Nippon Columbia Company, and second for Denon, in 1981. In 1958, the orchestra gave the first Japanese performance of Debussy's Pelleas and Melisande, conducted by Jean Fournet.
Giordano Bellincampi is an Italian-born Danish conductor and trombonist. He is the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Previous position have included General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic, Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, General Music Director of the Danish National Opera in Aarhus and chief conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Black conductors are musicians of African, Caribbean, African-American ancestry and other members of the African diaspora who are musical ensemble leaders who direct classical music performances, such as an orchestral or choral concerts, or jazz ensemble big band concerts by way of visible gestures with the hands, arms, face and head. Conductors of African descent are rare, as the vast majority are male and Caucasian.
Heiko Mathias Förster is a German conductor. Most notable for conducting the Munich Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2006, since 2014, he has been the chief conductor of the Ostrava-based Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra.