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 Norman Rene Del Mar

Norman Rene Del Mar

Birth
Hampstead, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Death 6 Feb 1994 (aged 74)
Hertsmere Borough, Hertfordshire, England
Burial Limpsfield, Tandridge District, Surrey, England
Plot Next to Beecham's grave, facing the High Street.
Memorial ID 22017 · View Source
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Conductor. Del Mar studied composition at the Royal College of Music under Matyas Seiber and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. After WWII, he performed with several orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where he played 2nd horn. Del Mar began his conducting career with an amateur orchestra, later known as the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra. In 1948, after two years as assistant to Sir Thomas Beecham, Del Mar became Musical Director of the English Opera Group, a position he held until 1956. Del Mar's later years saw him conducting several of Europe's top orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Orchestra (1960-65), the Gsteburg (Sweden) Symphony Orchestra (1968), The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (as principal guest conductor) from 1983-85, and the Aarhus (Denmark) Symphony Orchestra from 1985-88. In between times, Del Mar also ran the the BBC Academy (1974-77). In addition to conducting, Norman Del Mar spent much time teaching. He taught at the Guildhall School of Music from 1953-60, as well as spells at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy.

Bio by: Steve Brown


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  • Added: 5 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Norman Rene Del Mar (31 Jul 1919–6 Feb 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22017, citing St Peter Churchyard, Limpsfield, Tandridge District, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .