VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
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At twenty-two he became a staff conductor at London Festival Ballet, and from 1978 he was music director of Scottish Ballet. He was principal conductor of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet (1984-88) and music director of Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (1989-2001), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2000-2018) and Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (2002-6).
From 2018 until his death on 12 July 2022, aged sixty-nine, he was principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra.
As a composer his output included viola and cello concertos, ballet and opera music, and Coventry Variations for brass.
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