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Andrew Litton

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Identified early being a gifted musician, Andrew Litton been trained in America and set up himself as a superb conductor in England before time for america to believe the directorship of a significant orchestra, the Dallas Symphony. As you of only a little couple of American-born, American-trained performers to hold a significant podium position in america, Litton endured a greater-than-customary-degree of scrutiny. While handful of his interpretations have already been discovered definitive, his preparedness and high competence demonstrated rewarding. He liked the additional advantage of conducting in an extraordinary concert hall and documenting for a business that afforded him and his orchestra extraordinarily brilliant audio. At New York’s Juilliard College of Music, Litton researched performing under Swedish maestro Sixten Ehrling and piano under Nadia Reisenberg. Demonstrating extraordinary ability, he earned the Bruno Walter Scholarship or grant for further research with Edoardo Müller and Neeme Järvi with Walter Weller in Austria. Being successful the 1982 Rupert Base International Competition in Britain supplied Litton a debut performing the BBC Symphony Orchestra afterwards that same season and generous contact with British viewers. Litton served initial as affiliate conductor, than as helper conductor under Mstislav Rostropovich with Washington’s Country wide Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1986. There, he discovered much, specifically from the person he details as his “initial and only employer.” He obtained many insights about Shostakovich from Rostropovich. Litton provides expressed his perception that Shostakovich was the 20th century’s great symphonist, recording the problems of surviving in contemporary times. After his years using the NSO, Litton executed widely through the entire USA and European countries before getting appointed primary conductor and creative consultant of England’s Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 1988. He continued to be there, getting high marks from British critics as well as the acceptance of English viewers while attracting world-wide attention through some recordings. In 1994, Litton was appointed music movie director from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra while getting conductor laureate in Bournemouth. In the meantime, Litton undertook many opera assignments, producing his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1989 leading a creation of Yevgeny Onegin. Once the Glyndebourne Event creation of Porgy and Bess, originally carried out by Simon Rattle, was revived at Covent Backyard in 1992, Litton was selected to business lead it. He also carried out shows of Salome and Falstaff for the British Country wide Opera. His 1995 work performing the Bournemouth Symphony and offering Bryn Terfel inside a overall performance of Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast received a Grammy. In Dallas, Litton stepped in to the extensive role performed by an American music movie director with clear knowledge of his responsibility for not merely conducting stimulating shows, but additionally playing an integral part in fundraising. He was there from 1994 to 2006 and his outgoing character was a secured asset in getting together with the people from the Dallas and convincing them that their orchestra can be an improvement central to an essential community. Litton directed with some satisfaction for an endowment boost over seven years from $19 million to $70 million. Under Litton, the Dallas Symphony became the very first main orchestra to broadcast a live concert via the web. Litton expressed the fact that this moderate can breakdown prejudices about concert functions and afford listeners a chance to respond and comment instantly. He was enthused over critics no more having the last term. In 2003, he was appointed the music movie director from the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he also toured European countries in 2011; and music movie director of the brand new York Town Ballet Orchestra from the 2015-16 time of year. Among Litton’s recordings are discs specialized in Shostakovich, Mahler, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.

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Full Name Andrew Litton
Profession Music Director
Education Juilliard School, Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance, Classic Brit Critics Award
Albums Violin Concertos, A Tribute to Oscar Peterson, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody, Paganini, Sarasate, Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concertos, The Rite of Spring / Petrushka (1911), Symphony No. 2 "Lobgesang", Prokofiev / Kabalevsky, Cello Concerto / Symphony-Concerto, La Cour de Célimène, Dallas Space Spectacular (Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra; Holst: The Planets), Gershwin, G.: Dayful Of Song/Cuban Overture/Promenade/Rhapsody In Blue/Lullaby/An American In Paris, Symphony No. 2, C Minor "Resurrection", Sinfonietta / Violin Concerto (Dallas Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrew Litton), Piano Concertos 1 & 2, Blake, Lutoslawski, Seiber / Thea King, English Chamber Orchestra, Symphony No. 2 (World Premiere Recording) / Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, Rachmaninov : Symphonies 1 - 3, Symphony no. 8, Mahler Symphony No.4, Cello Concerto / Symphony no. 1, Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 60 - Scriabin: Piano Concerto, Op. 20, Symphonies nos. 4 (1947) & 7, Symphonies nos. 1 & 4 / Central Park in the Dark, Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5, Candide Overture / Fancy Free / Symphony no. 2 "The Age of Anxiety", The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 26: Concerto Symphonique no. 3 in E-flat major / Concerto Symphonique no. 5 in C minor, Rhapsody in Blue / The Gershwin Songbook / Who Cares? (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. Conductor Andrew Litton), The Firebird and arrangements of works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky & Chopin, Symphonies No. 3 "Scottish" and No. 5 "Reformation", Rózsa: Viola Concerto / Serly: Rhapsody for Viola & Orchestra / Bartók: Viola Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83, Four Piano Pieces Op. 119 (Dallas Symphony Orchestra, feat. piano: Marc-André Hamelin, conductor: Andrew Litton), Poème, Elgar: Cello Concerto / Bloch: Schelomo / Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations / R. Strauss: Don Quixote, Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7, Franck Symphony & Symphonic Variations, The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 14: Concerto Symphonique no. 2 in B minor / Concerto Symphonique no. 4 in D minor, Romeo & Juliet: The Three Suites, Elgar - Orchestral Works, Tchaikovsky, P.i.: Sleeping Beauty / Moscow / 1812 Festival Overture / Voyevoda, Piano Concerto 2 & 3 / Piano Sonata no. 2, The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 42: Alnæs: Piano Concerto in D major, op. 27 / Sinding: Piano Concerto in D-flat major, op. 6, Copland: Billy the Kid, Rodeo, El Salón México & An Outdoor Overture, Walton: Belshazzar's Feast; Coronation Te Deum, Inspired by Brams–Music for Horn Trio, Edward MacDowell, Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 25 / Franz Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major; Piano Concerto No 2 in A major (Dallas Symphony Orchestra feat Conductor: Andrew Litton, Piano: André Watts), Rachmaninoff: Symphony no. 2 / The Enchanted Lake, Roy Harris & John Adams: Violin Concertos, Symphony no. 10 / Festival Overture, Symphony No. 1 / The Isle of the Dead, Elgar: Enigma Variations / In the South / Serenade


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Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Avalanche 2015/I Short sound editor / sound mixer completed
Biltmore 2015 Short boom operator / sound editor / sound mixer post-production
Runaway 2015/V Short sound editor / sound mixer completed
Window Dressing 2015 Short sound mixer completed
Abstract Poverty 2015 TV Series sound - 5 episodes post-production
Forever Into Space 2015 boom operator / sound editor / sound mixer completed
After the Hurricane 2014 Short sound editor / sound mixer completed
Bootlegger's Picnic 2014 Short sound editor / sound mixer completed
Kaleidoscope Short sound mixer post-production
Lazarus 2014/II Short boom operator / sound mixer
Window 2014/I Short sound mixer
Young Mallory 2014 Short sound editor
Down Dog 2014 TV Series sound editor / sound mixer
Triangle 2014/I Short sound editor / sound mixer
Eddie and Arrow 2012 Short sound editor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forever Into Space 2015 producer completed

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 New Vision Award Cinequest San Jose Film Festival Best Director Forever Into Space (2015) · Greg W. Locke, Kelly Sebastian
2015 American Spectrum Prize Indianapolis International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Forever Into Space (2015) · Greg W. Locke, Kelly Sebastian


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