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Lorin Varencove Maazel Edit Profile

composer , conductor , violinist

Lorin Varencove Maazel, French conductor, composer, violinist. Achievements include 500 opera and concert performances with 150 orchestras; raising millions of dollars for benefit of United Nations Educational, World Wide Fund for Nature, Red Cross, and United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees.

Background

Maazel, Lorin Varencove was born on March 6, 1930 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Son of Lincoln and Marie (Barnet) Maazel.

Education

Studies with Vladimir Bakaleinikoff. Student, University Pittsburgh. Museum D. (honorary), University Pittsburgh, 1968.

HHD, Beaver College, 1973.

Career

Conductor and musician. Debut as conductor 1938. Conductor, American Symphony Orchestras since 1939.

Violin recitalist; European debut 1953. Festivals include Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh. Tours include South America, Australia, USSR and Japan.

Artistic Director, Deutsche Oper Berlin 1965-1971. Musical Director Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin 1965-1975. Association Principal Conductor, New Philharmonia Orchestra, London 1970-1972.

Director Cleveland Orchestra 1971-1982, Conductor Emeritus 86. Principal Guest Conductor London Philharmonia 1976-1980. Director Vienna State Opera 1982-1984, Music Director Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1988.

Music Director Orchestre National de France 1988-1990. Honorary D.Mus. (Pittsburgh) 1968, (Royal College, of Music) 1984. D.Hum.Litt. (Beaver College) 1973.

Honorary DCL (University of South Sewanee) 1988. Honorary Doctor (Industry) 1988. Officier, Legion d'honneur 1981.

Finnish Commander of the Lion. Portuguese Commander. Bundesverdienstkreuz (Germany).

Achievements

  • Achievements include 500 opera and concert performances with 150 orchestras. Raising millions of dollars for benefit of United Nations Educational, World Wide Fund for Nature, Red Cross, and United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, swimming, collecting American paintings and Oriental art.

Connections

Married Miriam Sandbank (divorced). Married Israela Margalit (divorced). Married Dietlinde Turban, 1986.

3 children;4 children from previous marriage.

father:
Lincoln Maazel

mother:
Marie (Barnet) Maazel

spouse:
Miriam Sandbank

spouse:
Israela Margalit

spouse:
Dietlinde Turban

child:
4 children from previous marriage Maazel