David Atherton co-founded the London Sinfonietta in 1967 and, as its Music Director, gave the first performance of many important contemporary works. He was also Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (1989-2000), San Diego Symphony Orchestra (1980-1987) and the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego (1989-2013). In addition, he has held titled positions with the BBC Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
David Atherton first appeared at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden when he was only 24, going on to conduct more than 200 performances there. He has also conducted regularly at the MET, Canadian Opera and English National Opera.
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