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conductor , music director

Edo de Waart, conductor, music director. Recipient 1st prize, Dmitri Mitropoulos Conducting Competition, New York City, 1964.


Waart, Edo De was born on June 1, 1941 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Graduate with honors for oboe, Amsterdam Conservatoire, 1962.


Associate principal oboe Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1963—1964, assistant conductor, 1966—1967. Assistant to Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic, 1965—1966. Conductor Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 1967, music director, 1973—1979.

Principal guest conductor San Francisco Symphony, 1976—1977, music director, 1977—1985. Chief conductor Minnesota Orchestra, 1986—1995. Music director Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, 1989—2004, conductor laureate, since 2004.

Chief conductor, artistic director Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 1995—2004, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, since 2004. Chief conductor Santa Fe Opera, since 2007. Music director designate Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 2008—2009, music director, since 2009.

Guest conductor Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


  • Other Work

    • Conductor: new production Lohengrin, Bayreuth Festival, summer 1979. New production Wagner's Ring, San Francisco Opera, 1985, Mozart's Figaro, Salzburg Festival, 1996, Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Bastille, Paris, 1997, Mozart's Magic Flute, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1998, Mozart's Figaro, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1999, Britten Peter Grimes, Netherlands Opera, 2000, numerous others. Recording artist, Philips Records, Virgin Classics, BMG, Electric and Music Industries.


Married Rebecca Dopp, 1999.

Rebecca Dopp