Rattle, Simon Denis, Sir
Born: Jan 19, 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
1955 - Born on January 19th in Liverpool. British conductor.
1974 - He was the assistant conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
- He won the John Player Conductor Competition.
1980 - He became principal conductor with the CBSO, at the age of 25.
1990 - The music director of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
1998 - He toured in North America for the last time as Music Director in May.
1999 - Chosen to succeed Italian Claudio Abbado and has spent recent months helping the orchestra organise its perilous finances.
2002 - Sir Simon Rattle has begun his 10-year tenure as chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Making the Liverpool born-musician and former chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) the sixth chief conductor in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's 117-year history.
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