Donald Runnicles

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Birthday
16, 1954
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1954 (age 63)
Birthplace
Scotland

About

General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Chief Conductor of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

Before Fame

He began his career in Mannheim, Germany as répétiteur, and spent summers assisting in Bayreuth. He spent those early years guest conducting throughout the German repertory theaters and orchestras.

Trivia

He is a recipient of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and holds honorary degrees from Edinburgh University, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Edinburgh.

Associated With

He conducted Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice at the Theater-an-der-Wien in Vienna.