Palio, Imre, Hungarian-American conductor; b. Budapest, May 15,1941. He was a student of Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music and of Swarowsky at the Vienna Academy of Music. After conducting in Europe, he made his U.S. debut as a guest conductor with the National Sym. Orch. in Washington, D.C., in 1973. He subsequently conducted at the N.Y.C. Opera. From 1976 to 1991 he was music director of the Hudson Valley Phil, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He also held the post of 1st conductor of the Frankfurt am Main Opera from 1987. In 1994 he joined the faculty of the Ind. Univ. School of Music in Bloomington.
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