Milan Horvat Biography (Wikipedia)
Milan Horvat (28 July 1919 – 1 January 2014) was a Croatian conductor.
Horvat was born in Pakrac. He studied with Igor Markevitch and started his professional career in 1946 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Zagreb, followed in 1953 by the post of chief conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra) for five years. He was Chief Conductor, Managing Director, Principal Guest Conductor, and since 1985 Lifetime Honorary Chief Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, with many performances in Salzburg, Venice, Marseille, Geneva, Vienna, Graz and the USA among others. He was also chief conductor of the Opera Zagreb (Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb) for ten years.
From 1970 on, he held master classes at the summer academy in Salzburg. He was Honorary Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and from 1981 the Principal Guest Conductor and the Honorary Member of the Slovenian Philharmonic. He worked with some of the world's greatest soloists, such as Mstislav Rostropovich, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin and Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
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