Graduate piano, composition, conducting, Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest, 1956.
Assistant conductor, Holland and Salzburg Festivals, 1958-1961; associate conductor, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Holland, 1960-1965; chief conductor, Malmö (Sweden) Symphony Orchestra, 1966-1968; principal guest conductor, Melbourne (Australia) Symphony, 1969-1970; director music, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, 1971-1980; conductor laureate, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, 1980-1981; director music, Aalborg (Denmark) Symphony Orchestra, 1982-1989; conductor, U. Washington Symphony and Opera Department, Seattle, since 1990. Member of faculty Amsterdam Museum Conservatory, 1960-1965. Resident conductor Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1975-1979, Peabody Symphony, John HopkinsU., Baltimore, since 1982.
Member of Melbourne Savage. Cuyamaca (San Diego), Kona Kai (San Diego).
Married Georgy Weiser, December 4, 1956 (divorced). Children: George Otto, Andrew Robert. Married Jasmin Fay Roberts, 1985.