Litton Andrew, conductor
Andrew Litton, conductor, was born in the USA. He is currently in his eighth season as the first American Music Director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra of Norway. Litton also serves as the Artistic Director of the Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest. He was Music Director of the Dallas Symphony and the Bournemouth Symphony. Litton has conducted nearly all of the leading orchestras of the world including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Minnesota Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National Opera, the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Welsh National Opera and others. Litton’s more than 85 recordings include a Grammy winning Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel and the Bournemouth Symphony, and a live performance recording of Sweeney Todd with the New York Philharmonic (Grammy nomination), a Decca Walton Centennial boxed set, and the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony, the complete Rachmaninoff symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic and many Gershwin recordings, both as conductor and pianist, with the Dallas Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic.