Atherton, David, English conductor; b. Blackpool, Jan. 3, 1944. He was educated at the Univ. of Cambridge, and in London at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1967 he founded the London Sinfonietta, serving as its music director until 1973. From 1968 to 1980 he was resident conductor at London’s Covent Garden. He was principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Royal Liverpool Phil. (1980–83), and then was its principal guest conductor (1983–85). From 1981 to 1987 he served as music director of the San Diego Sym. Orch. He was principal guest conductor of the BBC Sym. Orch. in London (1985–90). He served again as music director of the London Sinfonietta from 1989 to 1991, a position he also held with the Hong Kong Phil, from 1989 to 2000.
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