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Rafael Fr├╝hbeck de Burgos (uncredited)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Born in Burgos, Spain, in 1933, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, music theory and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid, and conducting at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Richard Strauss Prize. He currently is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresden Philharmonic.  He has served as general music director of the Rundfunkorchester (Radio Orchestra) Berlin, principal guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, and music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Turin, Bilbao Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Spain, the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and the Montreal Symphony. For many seasons, he was also principal guest conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.  Each season Maestro Frühbeck returns to North America as guest conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Music Festival.