Seiji Ozawa (Ozawa Seiji)( Japanese conductor, artistic director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the first musician of Eastern origin, had a distinguished career as conductor in the West.)
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Biography Seiji Ozawa (Ozawa Seiji)
Ozawa - Larry temperamental such authors of the late 19 - early 20 centuries. As Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. Born September 1, 1935 in Shenyang (China). Graduated from the Higher School of Music in Tokyo, Toho with a degree in the eastern and western music, won first prize for composition and conducting. In 1959 traveled to Europe, where he won first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Besancon (France). One member of the jury - C. Munch Ozawa invited to continue their education in the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglvude (USA). They met with Japanese conductor Leonard Bernstein, head of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited to work with the orchestra in the season 1961/1962. From 1970 to 1976, Ozawa was the artistic director of the Symphony Orchestra of San Francisco, and since 1973 headed the Boston orchestra, saying in the season 1998/1999, 25 years of activity on this post.