Weller, Walter

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Weller, Walter (b Vienna, 1939). Austrian conductor and violinist. Violinist in Vienna PO from 1956, becoming leader 1961–9. Founder and leader Weller Str. Qt. from 1958, touring Europe and USA. Prof. cond. début 1968, Vienna Opera 1969. Salzburg Fest. début as violinist 1966, as cond. 1971. Gen. mus. dir. Detmold Opera 1971. Prin. cond. RLPO 1977–80; RPO 1980–5. Guest cond. various opera cos. Mus. dir. RSNO 1991–7.