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George Cleve

  • Conductor


In Europe, George Cleve's conducting credits include the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, English Chamber, Ulster, Swedish Radio, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish Radio, Beethovenhalle in Bonn, Zurich Tonhalle, Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Vienna Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Russian National Symphony, and the Mozarteum Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival 1993.

Mr. Cleve has also conducted the Singapore Symphony three times, and has appeared on many podiums in South America, New Zealand, and Australia. Opera credits include Don Carlo, Carmen, La bohème, La traviata, Rigoletto, Dido and Aeneas, Le nozze di Figaro, Cose fan tutte, Abduction from the Seraglio, Bastien und Bastienne, Cavalleria rusticana, I pagliacci, Madama Butterfly and Oedipus Rex with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, San Francisco Spring Opera, Opera San José, Long Beach Opera and the Spoleto USA Festival, as well as a concert version of Gluck's Orpheus and Euridice with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In 1994 he conducted Don Giovanni with the Mannheim Opera. Mr. Cleve was awarded the rank of Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the Republic of France in recognition of his performances of French music. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Santa Clara, the Gold Medal of Honor of the Republic of Austria, and the Silver Medal of the City of Vienna for his part in founding the Midsummer Mozart Festival, now celebrating its 35th anniversary season.