Personalities | Bernard Haitink | Contemporary | Classical
Haitink studied with Felix Hupka and Ferdinand Leitner, who gave him a post as second conductor at the Netherlands Radio Union. He became principal conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1961 (shared intitially with Eugen Jochum), and of the London Philharmonic Orchestra 1967–79. He was music director at Glyndebourne 1977–88, and at Covent Garden Opera 1987–2002, then principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden 2002–04 and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2006–10.
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