André Previn

April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019

Biography

Conductor, composer and pianist André Previn (April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019) received a number of awards and honors for his outstanding musical accomplishments, including both the Austrian and German Cross of Merit, and the Glenn Gould Prize. He is the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Kennedy Center, the London Symphony Orchestra, Gramophone Classic FM and has been honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy. He has also received several Grammy awards for recordings, including the CD of his violin concerto “Anne-Sophie” and Bernstein’s Serenade featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter together with the Boston and London Symphony orchestras.

A regular guest with the world’s major orchestras, both in concert and on recordings, André Previn frequently collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic. In addition, he held chief artistic posts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009, André Previn was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

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