Marin, Ion, Romanian conductor; b. Bucharest, July 8, 1960. He studied at the George Enescu Music School, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and the International Academy in Nice. In 1981 he became music director of the Transylvania Phil. in Cluj-Napoca. From 1987 to 1991 he served as resident conductor at the Vienna State Opera. He made his first appearance in the British capital as a guest conductor with the London Sym. Orch. in 1991, the same year he made his U.S. debut at the Dallas Opera conducting L’Elisir d’amore. In 1992 he conducted Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the San Francisco Opera and Semiramide at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y As a guest conductor, Marin appeared with many opera companies and orchs. throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and the Far East.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire