Inbal, Eliahu

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INBAL, ELIAHU (1936– ), Israeli conductor. Born in Jerusalem, Inbal studied in Jerusalem with Paul *Ben-Haim, at Celibidache's conducting classes in Hilversum, and at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1963, he won the International Guido Cantelli Competition. He made his British debut in 1965 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted many of the major orchestras, mainly in Europe, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he went on tour to Australia in 1966 and to the U.S. in 1967. In 1969 Inbal made his opera debut with Elektra in Bologna and in Siena (1971) he conducted the first performance since 1803 of Cherubini's Anacréon. He was chief conductor and director of the Frankfurt (Hessen) Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1974 to 1990 and chief conductor at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, from 1986 to 1989. In 2001 he was appointed conductor and music director of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra. His recordings include Donizetti's Maria de Rudenz with La Fenice, the complete orchestral works of Berlioz, Ravel, Scriabin, and Schumann, and the complete symphonies of Bruckner, *Mahler, and Shostakovich. He received the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1990), and in 1996 was named conductor laureate of the Frankfurt rso and honorary conductor of the Orchestra Nazionale della rai.

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