Orchestra Conductor, Composer. He studied Philosophy and Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, Romania and in 1936 he went to Berlin. After completing his studies, he worked with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra because the orchestra's previous conductor, Wilhelm Furtwangler, was suspected of collaboration. Celibidache proved his exceptional personality. and he was not willing to make any concessions to his musicians or audience. In 1948, he make his debut in London and also frequently conducted in Italy. In 1962 he became the director of the Stockholm Radio Symphony. From 1973-75 he was the primary permanent guest conductor of the French Orchestre National. In 1979 he became the director of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, which he made one of the best orchestras in the world. He conducted the first performances of Günther Bialas' «Lamento di Orlando» (1986), Harald Genzmer's «Symphony No. 3» (1986), Peter Michael Hamel's «Symphony in three parts» (1988) and «Undine» and «Jeux des Tritons» by Hans Werner Henze.
Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni