Grammy Award-winning composer best known for being one of the most recorded conductors of his generation. He wrote his first symphony when he was 17, and it was premiered by Leopold Stokowski.
He first conducted his school's orchestra when he was only 11 years old. Because the orchestra toured, he conducted 100 performances within four years.
He won eight Grammys and was nominated 40 times.
He was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. His parents were of Russian and Polish descent.
He and Carlos Vives both won several Latin Grammy Awards.