Braithwaite, Nicholas (Paul Dallon)

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Braithwaite, Nicholas (Paul Dallon)

Braithwaite, Nicholas (Paul Dallon) English conductor, son of (Henry) Warwick Braithwaite; b. London, Aug. 26, 1939. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, at the Bayreuth Festival master classes, and with Swarowsky in Vienna. He was assoc. conductor of the Bournemouth Sym. Orch. (1967–70), assoc. principal conductor of the Sadler’s Wells Opera in London (1970–74), and music director of the Glyndebourne Touring Opera (1976–80). After serving as principal guest conductor of the Manchester Camerata (1977–84), he was its principal conductor (1984–91). He also was music director of the Stora Theater Opera and Ballet in Gòteborg (1981–84), chief conductor of the Adelaide Sym. Orch. (1987–91), and dean of the Victorian Coll. of the Arts in Melbourne (1988–91). He then was chief conductor of the Tasma-nian Sym. orch. (from 1991).

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