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Elder, Mark (Philip)

Elder, Mark (Philip) (b Hexham, 1947). Eng. conductor and bassoonist. Chorister, Canterbury Cath. Mus. staff, Wexford fest. 1969–70. Ass. to R. Leppard at Glyndebourne 1970 and chorusmaster 1970–2. Début with RLPO, 1971. Australian Opera 1972–4; ENO 1974, becoming ass. cond.; mus. dir. 1979–93; CG 1976; Glyndebourne 1995. Cond. f. Brit. stage p. of Busoni's Doctor Faustus (ENO 1986). Bayreuth, 1981. Mus. dir. Rochester PO 1989–94; prin. guest cond. CBSO 1992–2000. Prin. cond. Hallé Orch. from 2000. CBE 1989.

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