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Litton, Andrew (conductor)

Andrew Litton (conductor)

Andrew Litton currently serves as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, Artistic Director of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest and Conductor Laureate of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was also Music Director of the Dallas Symphony from 1994 to 2006. He guest conducts the world’s leading orchestras and has a discography of over 120 recordings with awards including America’s Grammy, France’s Diapason d’Or, and many British and other honours. Litton has also conducted many of the world’s finest opera companies, such as the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Australian Opera.

In 2011, in recognition of his work with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, King Harald V conferred the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit on Andrew Litton. Under him the orchestra has made appearances at the BBC Proms, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Besides his Grammy-winning Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Bryn Terfel and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Litton has recorded the complete symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, a Dallas Mahler cycle, and many Gershwin recordings, as both conductor and pianist. For Hyperion his recordings include piano concertos by Rachmaninov, Liszt and Grieg with Stephen Hough; by Shostakovich, Shchedrin and Brahms with Marc-André Hamelin; and by Alnæs and Sinding with Piers Lane; Prokofiev with cellist Alban Gerhardt; Bartók and Rózsa with violist Lawrence Power; the complete symphonies by Charles Ives; and orchestral works by Joseph Schwantner.

Andrew Litton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard in piano and conducting. He is an accomplished pianist, often conducting from the keyboard, and enjoys performing chamber music with his orchestra colleagues.


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