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Sir Andrew Davis

Sir Andrew Davis (Conductor)

Born: 2nd February 1944, Ashridge, Hertfordshire, UK

Nationality: English

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Sir Andrew Frank Davis is an English conductor. He is music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor laureate of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Ashridge, Hertfordshire to Robert J. Davis and his wife Florence Joyce (née Badminton), Davis grew up in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and in Watford. Davis attended Watford Boys' Grammar School, where he studied classics in his sixth form years. His adolescent musical work included playing the organ at the Palace Theatre, Watford.

Further Reading: Sir Andrew Davis

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis concludes Chandos's cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies

James listens to the final instalment in a cycle begun by the great Richard Hickox - Vaughan Williams' evocative Sinfonia Antartica, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Recording of the Week, Andrew Davis continues Chandos's cycle of Vaughan Williams symphonies

David enjoys Andrew Davis' account of Vaughan Williams' most mysterious symphony, and the Biblical ballet Job, with the Bergen Philharmonic.

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