Varga, Gilbert (Anthony), English conductor of Hungarian descent, son of Tibor Varga; b. London, Jan. 17,1952. He received training from Ferrara, Celibidache, and Brück. In 1974 he commenced his conducting career. After serving as music director of the Hofer Sym. Orch. (1980-85) and the Philharmonia Hungarica in Marl Kreis Recklinghausen (1985-90), he was principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orch. (from 1992). He was principal guest conductor of the Malmö Sym. Orch. (1997-99). From 1998 to 2001 he was music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastián.
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