Francis, Alun

views updated

Francis, Alun (b Kidderminster, 1954). Eng. conductor and horn-player. Played hn. in Hallé and Bournemouth SO. Took up cond. 1965. Cond., Ulster Orch. 1966–7, N. Ireland Opera Trust 1974–84; dir., Northwest Chamber Orch., Seattle, 1980–5, Overijssels PO, Holland, 1985–7; chief cond. NW Ger. PO and Berlin SO from 1989. In 1978 cond. revival of Donizetti's Gabriella di Vergy in Belfast.

About this article

Francis, Alun

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article