Rattle, Simon Denis, Sir

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Born: Jan 19, 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Composers


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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