Foster, Lawrence (b Los Angeles, 1941). Amer. conductor of Romanian origin. Début Los Angeles 1960 with Young Musicians’ Foundation Début Orch., which he cond. for 4 years. Cond. S. Francisco Ballet 1962–5. Assoc. cond. Los Angeles PO 1965–8. Won Koussevitzky Memorial cond. prize, Tanglewood, 1966. Eng. début 1967 with ECO, since then being frequent visitor. CG début 1976 (Troilus and Cressida in Walton's rev. vers.). Cond. Houston SO 1971–8. Chief cond. Monte Carlo PO and Opera from 1979. Gen. mus. dir. Duisburg 1982–8. Mus. dir. Lausanne Chamber Orch. 1985–90. Cond. Jerusalem SO from 1988. Cond. f.p. of Birtwistle's The Triumph of Time (1972).
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