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Anne Manson

Anne manson grew up in Cambridge, Massachussetts, where she started her musical studies of piano, viola and singing. After graduating in the Radcliffe College, she studied conduction with Norman Del Mar in the Royal College of Music in London and in the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with a Marshall’s scolarship.

Anne Manson is distinguished by her dynamic podium presence, stylistic versatility and ability to draw audiences into the inner world of the composer. Some critics have described the direction of Manson as "passionately intense" and "exciting" with "a sense of spontaneity and naturalness."

She has achieved a series of historic milestones: she was the first woman to conduct the Salzburg Festival, where she led the Vienna Philharmonic in Boris Godunov. She is the third woman to have been appointed Music Director of a leading American symphony orchestra, having served as Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony from 1999 to 2003, where she was widely hailed for transforming the standard of orchestral playing. She came to prominence early in her career as Music Director of the London- based Mecklenburgh Opera, programming operas ranging from Mozart to 20th century rarities, while commissioning world premieres from a host of contemporary composers.

A reputation for excellence in the central German repertory, combined with a passionate advocacy of music of the present, has led to invitations to leading orchestras Worldwide: she has conducted Paris’ Ensemble Intercontemporain, the London Philharmonic, the Royal National Scottish Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Orchestra and the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague. In America her engagements include the Los Angles Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Recent opera appearances include the world premier of Wheeler’s Democracy (commissioned by Plácido Domingo) for Washington National Opera and Così fan tutte for San Francisco Opera. Other major productions include Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna for the Grand Theatre de Géneve and Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma for the Stockholm Royal Opera.

Recent recordings incluye two releases for BIS: a flute concerto by Mari Takano with flautista Sharon Bezaly and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and tuba concerti with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with tubist Oystein Baadsvik.

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Jue, 09/12/2010
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Glass · Orphée
20th Century Tuba Concertos
Takano · Flute Concerto
Elgar · The Spanish Lady
Jón Leifs · Hafís

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