Famous British Conductors

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Leopold Stokowski
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Birthdate: April 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: September 13, 1977
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Georg Solti
(Hungarian-British Orchestral and Operatic Conductor Who has appeared With Opera Companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London)
Georg Solti
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Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 5, 1997

Georg Solti was an operatic and orchestral conductor. He is best remembered for his association with opera companies in London, Frankfurt, and Munich. He also worked with the popular Chicago Symphony Orchestra where he served as a music director for a long time. Solti became the subject of a 1987 biographical TV documentary titled This Is Your Life.

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George Martin
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
George Martin
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Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

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 4 
Simon Rattle
(Conductor)
Simon Rattle
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Birthdate: January 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
 5 
Yehudi Menuhin
(American Violinist and Conductor Who is Considered One of the Great Violinists of the 20th Century)
Yehudi Menuhin
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Birthdate: April 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 12, 1999

Grammy Award-winning legendary 20th-century violinist Yehudi Menuhin was born to Lithuanian Jews in the US. Starting his training in the violin at age 4, he later studied music in Paris. He also experimented with fusion, collaborating with jazz and Indian classical musicians. He later launched the Yehudi Menuhin School.

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Stephen Barlow
(English Conductor, Who was Artistic Director of the 'Buxton Festival' from 2012 to 2018)
Stephen Barlow
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Birthdate: June 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: England
 7 
Craig Revel Horwood
(Australian-British Dancer, Choreographer, Author, Theatre Director, Conductor, and Former Drag Queen)
Craig Revel Horwood
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia

Craig Revel Horwood is an Australian-British dancer, choreographer, author, theatre director, conductor, and former drag queen. Also a TV personality, Horwood is best known for appearing as a judge on the British television dance contest, Strictly Come Dancing. Craig Revel Horwood has also released three autobiographies by joining hands with Michael O'Mara Books.

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Anne Dudley
(First BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001)
Anne Dudley
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Birthdate: May 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beckenham, Kent, England
 9 
Thomas Beecham
(Conductor)
Thomas Beecham
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Birthdate: April 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Helens, England
Died: March 8, 1961
 10 
Julian Lloyd Webber
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Birthdate: April 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

The son of world-renowned composer William Lloyd Webber and his piano teacher wife, Julian Lloyd Webber is also the brother of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. A talented celloist in his own right, he has taught at Guildhall and has collaborated with musical legends such as Yehudi Menuhin and Elton John.

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Andras Schiff
(Pianist)
Andras Schiff
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Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Born to Holocaust survivors, Hungarian-born pianist Andras Schiff began learning the piano at age 5. He is now best known for his interpretations of legends such as of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. His numerous awards include a Grammy. He was also knighted for his achievements.

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Mantovani
(Musician)
Mantovani
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Birthdate: November 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Died: March 29, 1980
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Angela Morley
(Composer)
Angela Morley
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Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: January 14, 2009
 14 
Colin Davis
(English Conductor Best Remembered For His Work With The 'London Symphony Orchestra')
Colin Davis
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Birthdate: September 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weybridge, England
Died: April 14, 2013
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Mitsuko Uchida
(Classical pianist, conductor)
Mitsuko Uchida
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Birthdate: December 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Atami, Shizuoka, Japan
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John Barbirolli
(Musician)
John Barbirolli
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Birthdate: December 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 29, 1970
 17 
Peter Maxwell Davies
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Birthdate: September 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salford, England
Died: March 14, 2016
 18 
Neville Marriner
(British musician)
Neville Marriner
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Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
Died: October 2, 2016
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Wallace Hartley
(Bandleader, Violinist)
Wallace Hartley
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Birthdate: June 2, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Colne, Lancashire, England
Died: April 15, 1912
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Paul Buckmaster
(Conductor)
Paul Buckmaster
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Birthdate: June 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 7, 2017
 21 
John Eliot Gardiner
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Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontmell Magna, Dorset, United Kingdom
William Sterndale Bennett
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Birthdate: April 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 1, 1875
 23 
Henry Wood
(Conductor)
Henry Wood
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Birthdate: March 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 19, 1944
 24 
Ron Goodwin
(Composer, Conductor)
Ron Goodwin
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Birthdate: February 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: January 8, 2003
 25 
Adrian Boult
(Conductor)
Adrian Boult
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Birthdate: April 8, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: March 24, 1983
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Karel Mark Chichon
(Chief conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2009)
Karel Mark Chichon
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Birthdate: April 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Malcolm Sargent
(Music conductor)
Malcolm Sargent
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Birthdate: April 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ashford, Kent, England
Died: October 3, 1967
 28 
Debbie Wiseman
(Film score composer)
Debbie Wiseman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
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Christopher Hogwood
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Birthdate: September 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Died: September 24, 2014
 30 
Constant Lambert
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Birthdate: August 23, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fulham, London, England
Died: August 21, 1951
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Arthur Bliss
(Composer)
Arthur Bliss
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Birthdate: August 2, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnes, London, England
Died: March 27, 1975
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Eugene Aynsley Goossens
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Birthdate: May 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 13, 1962
 33 
John Scott
(Film composer, Conductor)
John Scott
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Birthdate: November 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bishopston, Bristol, England
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Oliver Knussen
(Composer)
Oliver Knussen
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Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: July 8, 2018
 35 
Hidayat Inayat Khan
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Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 12, 2016
 36 
E. Power Biggs
(Organist)
E. Power Biggs
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Birthdate: March 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, England
Died: March 10, 1977
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Richard Hickox
(Conductor)
Richard Hickox
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Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: November 23, 2008
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Iona Brown
(Violinist and conductor)
Iona Brown
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Birthdate: January 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Died: June 5, 2004
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Andrew Lawrence-King
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Birthdate: September 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guernsey, Guernsey
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Edward Downes
(Conductor)
Edward Downes
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Birthdate: June 17, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: July 10, 2009
 41 
Ken Johnson
(Swing band leader and dancer)
Ken Johnson
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Birthdate: September 10, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
Died: March 8, 1941
 42 
Vernon Handley
(Conductor)
Vernon Handley
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Birthdate: November 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 2008
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John Pritchard
(Conductor)
John Pritchard
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Birthdate: February 5, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 5, 1989
 44 
Neil Richardson
(Musician)
Neil Richardson
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Birthdate: February 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stourport-on-Severn, England
Died: October 8, 2010
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Reginald Goodall
(Conductor)
Reginald Goodall
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Birthdate: July 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lincoln, England
Died: May 5, 1990
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Thurston Dart
(Musicologist)
Thurston Dart
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Birthdate: September 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England
Died: March 6, 1971
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George Henschel
(German-British Baritone, Pianist, Conductor, and Composer)
George Henschel
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Birthdate: February 18, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: September 10, 1934

George Henschel started his career as a pianist but later found success as a baritone. Born in Germany, he later acquired a British citizenship and performed as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor. He was also knighted for his achievements. He was married to soprano Lilian June Bailey.

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Joseph Holbrooke
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Birthdate: July 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Croydon, England
Died: August 5, 1958
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Frederic Hymen Cowen
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Birthdate: January 29, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: October 6, 1935
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Hugh Allen
(Musician)
Hugh Allen
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Birthdate: December 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Died: February 20, 1946