- Sylvain Cambreling
Sylvain Cambreling (born
1948in Amiens, France) is a French conductor. Trained as a trombone player, he studied at the ParisConservatoire. He joined l'Orchestre Symphonique de Lyon (OSL) as a trombonist in 1971. In 1974, he took second prize in the Besançon conductor competition. His conducting debut was with the OSL in 1975, leading Robert Schumann's Scenes from Goethe's Faust. At the invitation of Pierre Boulez, he began to guest-conduct the Ensemble Intercontemporainregularly from 1976.
Cambreling was the music director of the Theatre de la Monnaie, Brussels from 1981-1991. He served as artistic director and general music director of the Frankfurt Opera from 1993-1997. During his Frankfurt tenure, he encountered controversy over proposed budget cuts from the city of Frankfurt and the director for opera and ballet, Martin Steinhoff. [cite news | url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A02E6DF1439F932A05754C0A962958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all | title=Artistry, an Artistic Director Learns, Is Only the Half of It | work=New York Times | author=John Rockwell | date=1994-07-31| accessdate=2009-09-10] From 1997-2004, he served as principal guest conductor of Klangforum Wien. Since 1999, he has been the Chief Conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg.
* [http://www.sylvaincambreling.com/ Personal website]
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