Personalities | Seiji Ozawa | Contemporary | Classical

b. 1935
Japanese conductor

Having abandoned an intended career as a pianist through injury, he toured Japan with Bernstein in 1961 and was made assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic later that year. After spells with the symphony orchestras in Toronto, 1965–69, and San Francisco, 1969–76, he served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1973–2002, and then principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera 2002–10. In Japan he co-founded the Saito Kinen Orchestra in 1992.

Introduction | Contemporary | Classical
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