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Mark Elder

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British conductor Tag Elder has achieved wide acclaim in the realm of opera, but in addition has generally devoted the same share of his career to orchestral work. He maybe made his most powerful impression in the British Country wide Opera, where he started conducting frequently from 1974, departing as music movie director in 1993. He in addition has carried out at Glyndebourne, Covent Backyard, the Sydney Opera Home, the Chicago Lyric Opera, along with other essential operatic locations. In concert he offers led the London Mozart Players, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the town of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Hallé Orchestra. His repertory can be broad in both operatic and orchestral realms: though he offers favored Verdi within the opera home, he offers led shows of Wagner (Die Meistersinger; Parsifal), Busoni (Doktor Faust), Stravinsky (The Rake’s Improvement), and contemporary composers like David Blake (Toussaint). His orchestral options include many specifications, while consuming works by contemporary United kingdom composers like George Benjamin, Nicholas Maw, and Jonathan Harvey. Elder offers made several recordings for a number of brands, including Sony, Chandos, ASV, and Hyperion. Elder was created in Hexham, Britain, on June 2, 1947. Being a youngsters he divulged skill both being a vocalist and instrumentalist, portion being a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral so when the first-chair bassoonist within the Country wide Youngsters Orchestra. He examined music at Corpus Christi University, Cambridge, and was afterwards mentored by renowned United kingdom conductor and musicologist Edward Downes. Elder proved helpful briefly in minimal capacities at Glyndeboune and Covent Backyard before portion as a normal conductor on the Sydney Opera Home from 1972-1974. He came back to Britain in 1974 to provide as a normal conductor on the ENO. In 1979 he was appointed movie director there, and by that point he was also intensely ensconced in orchestral performing, largely in Britain. During his 15 years as ENO movie director, Elder conducted the business in numerous extremely acclaimed productions and led effective tours towards the U.S., Russia, and other areas of European countries. During his ENO tenure he also kept conducting posts using the London Mozart Players (1980-1983) as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1982-1985). From 1992 to 1995 he guest-conducted the town of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and in 2000 started portion as music movie director from the Hallé Orchestra. Among Elder’s more lucrative recordings are his English-language edition of Verdi’s Rigoletto on Chandos, released in 2000, and his 2004 documenting of Elgar’s Symphony No. 2 on ASV. Opera Rara, the label focused on ignored or neglected, 19th hundred years operas, called Elder as creative movie director in the springtime of 2011 to greatly help guide its efforts. Elder was knighted within the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Full Name Mark Elder
Profession Music Director
Education Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Nationality English, British
Spouse Mandy Elder
Children Katie Elder
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Albums Britten: Billy Budd, Le Duc d'Albe, The Kingdom, The Wasps (Hallé Orchestra feat. conductor: Mark Elder), Elgar: The Apostles, Britten To America, The Planets, A Celestial Map of the Sky, Symphony no. 5 in E-flat / Symphony no. 7 in C / En saga, The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 22: Piano Concerto, op. XXXIX, Brahms Piano Concertos, Hypothetically Murdered / Four Pushkin Romances / Five Fragments for Small Orchestra / Jazz Suite No. 1, Symphony No. 2 / Introduction and Allegro (Hallé Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Mark Elder), For the Fallen, Piano Concertos, Symphony no. 5 / Symphony no. 8, Horn Concerto / Aphabicycle Order ( Halle Orchestra. Conductor:Mark Elder), BBC Music, Volume 5, Number 2: October Revolution, Vaughan Williams; Symphonies Nos. 6 & 4, Wagner: Parsifal, The Debussy Preludes
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, Classic Brit Critics Award


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1 He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) before being awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to music.
2 He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for conducting the English National Opera for Bluebird's Castle, Macbeth, Pelleas and Melisande, and Wozzeck.
3 English conductor.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
König Roger 2009 TV Movie conductor - as Sir Mark Elder
Simon Boccanegra 1998 TV Movie conductor
Verdi 1994 TV Movie conductor
Xerxes 1988 TV Movie music director: English National Opera
Rusalka 1986 TV Movie conductor
Gloriana 1984 TV Movie conductor / music director: English National Opera
Rigoletto 1982 TV Movie conductor
Benvenuto Cellini 2015 TV Movie conductor - as Sir Mark Elder
Adriana Lecouvreur 2011 conductor

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Verdi 1994 TV Movie deviser

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Proms 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Cellini 2015 TV Movie Himself - Direction musicale (as Sir Mark Elder)
BBC Proms 2015 TV Series Himself
BBC Proms 2014 TV Series Himself - Conductor
Proms Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
BBC Proms 2012 TV Series Himself - Conductor
Symphony 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter
Adriana Lecouvreur 2011 Himself - Conducted by
BBC Proms 2011 TV Series Himself - Conductor
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series Himself - Conductor
König Roger 2009 TV Movie Himself - Musical direction (as Sir Mark Elder)
BBC Proms 2009 TV Series Himself
BBC Proms 2008 TV Series Himself
Simon Boccanegra 1998 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Call My Bluff 1988 TV Series Himself
Gloriana 1984 TV Movie Himself - Conductor

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