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Famous Conductors from the Netherlands

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List of notable or famous conductors from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in the Netherlands and even some popular conductors who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from the Netherlands is included when available.

With people ranging from Ton Koopman to Gustav Leonhardt, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This historic conductors from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from the Netherlands?" These prominent conductors of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch conductors.

Use this list of renowned Dutch conductors to discover some new conductors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (39 items)
Albert Wolff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from the Netherlands
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Albert Louis Wolff (19 January 1884 – 20 February 1970) was a French conductor and composer of Dutch descent. Most of his career was spent in European venues, with the exception of two years that he spent as a conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and a few years in Buenos Aires during the Second World War. He is most known for holding the position of principal conductor with the Opéra-Comique in Paris for several years. He was married to the French mezzo-soprano Simone Ballard. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 86 (1884-1970)

Birthplace: Paris, France

André Rieu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from the Netherlands
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André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. He and his orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts. He resides in his native Maastricht. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Maastricht, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Bernard Haitink is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from the Netherlands
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Bernard Johan Herman Haitink (Dutch: [ˈbɛrnɑrt ˈɦaːi̯tɪŋk]; born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch conductor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 90

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Daniel Reuss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from the Netherlands
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Daniel Reuss (born 2 July 1961, in Leiden) is a Dutch conductor, primarily known as a choral conductor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58