Simon Rattle

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Birthday
19, 1955
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1955 (age 64)
Birthplace
England

About

Englishman known for being the conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the 1980's and 1990's and the Berlin Philharmonic starting in 2002.

Before Fame

He was originally a percussionist who entered the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, in 1971.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2012.

Family Life

His father, Denis Guttridge Rattle, was a Commander in the Royal Navy.

Associated With

When the quality of his concerts came into question, famed pianist Alfred Brendel came to his defense.