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Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin

conductor

Kirill Kondrashin, USSR Conductor.

Background

Kondrashin, Kirill was born on March 6, 1914 in Moscow.

Education

Pupil of B. Khaikin.

Career

Conducted operas in Moscow and Leningrad from 1934. With the Bolshoi Theatre from 1943. Conducted symphonic works only from 1956.

Head of the symphony orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic from 1960. In 1978, during a tour abroad, asked for political asylum in Holland.