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Foster, Lawrence (conductor)

Lawrence Foster (conductor)

Lawrence Foster was born in 1941 in Los Angeles, California, an American conductor of Romanian ancestry.

Foster became the conductor of the San Francisco Ballet at the age of 18, and served as Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. He has held music directorships with the Houston Symphony, the Orchestre National de Monte Carlo, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya in Spain. Since 2002, Foster has been the music director of the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon. He has served as music director of the Orchestre National de Montpellier and the Opéra National de Montpellier since September 2009. In February 2012, Foster was announced as the next music director of l'Opéra de Marseille and the Orchestre philharmonique de Marseille. Foster is particularly noted as an interpreter of the works of George Enescu, and has made a comprehensive survey of commercial recordings of Enescu's music.

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