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Lorin Maazel

Lorin Maazel

  • March 6, 1930 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France - July 13, 2014 Castleton, Virginia, USA


For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world’s most esteemed and sought-after conductors. Between 2005 and 2011 he was inaugural Music Director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. He was Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002 to 2009 (during which time he conducted the orchestra on their landmark visit to North Korea), and was holding the same post with the Münchner Philharmoniker when he died in July 2014. He was also founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed Castleton Festival in Virginia, a ground-breaking festival and training programme for young artists, which is expanding its activities nationally and internationally year on year.

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