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Colin Davis

AKA Colin Rex Davis

Born: 25-Sep-1927
Birthplace: Weybridge, Surrey, England
Died: 14-Apr-2013
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Principal Conductor, LSO, 1995-2006

Military service: British Army (1946-48)

Father: Reginald George Davis (bank clerk)
Mother: Lillian Constance Colbran
Wife: April Cantelo (soprano, m. 1949, div. 1964, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Suzanne
Son: Christopher
Wife: Ahsraf Naini ("Shamsi", m. 1964, d. 2010, three sons, two daughters)
Son: Kurosh (b. 1966)
Son: Kavus (b. 1967)
Son: Farhad (b. 1968)
Daughter: Sheida (b. 1977)
Daughter: Yalda (b. 1979)

    Conservatory: Royal College of Music

    London Symphony Orchestra President (2007-)
    New York Philharmonic Principal Guest Conductor (1998-2003)
    London Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1995-2006)
    Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1983-93)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor (1972-84)
    Royal Opera House Music Director (1971-87)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1967-71)
    Sadler's Wells Theatre Music Director (1961-65)
    Sadler's Wells Theatre Principal Conductor (1960-61)
    Commander of the British Empire 1965
    Knighthood 1980


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