ANDREW LITTON Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Name: Andrew Litton                                                                         
Born: 16 may 1959                                                                           
Andrew Litton (born May 16, 1959, New York City) is an American orchestral                 
conductor. He is a graduate of The Fieldston School, and holds both                         
undergraduate and Masters degrees in music from Juilliard.                                 
He was Principal Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to               
1994. and is now its Conductor Laureate. He served for twelve seasons as Music             
Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1994 to 2006. He has been Music             
Director and Principal Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway             
since 2003. Litton was reported to have been passed over for the position of               
music director of English National Opera.                                                   
Litton's more than 60 recordings include a Grammy-winning William Walton's                 
Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel and the Bournemouth Symphony, a critically-acclaimed   
set of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos with pianist Stephen Hough, and a live                   
performance recording of Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic (Grammy               
nomination), a Decca Walton Centennial boxed set, and the complete Tchaikovsky             
Symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony, the complete Rachmaninov Symphonies               
with the Royal Philharmonic, Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with the Bergen           
Philharmonic Orchestra, and many Gershwin recordings, both as conductor and                 
pianist, with the Dallas Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic.