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List of notable or famous conductors from Switzerland, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Switzerland and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Switzerland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swiss 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 Switzerland is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Rudolph Ganz and Edwin Fischer.

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

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Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky was a Russian composer of classical music and harpsichordist. He was a key figure in Early Music Revival in Russia. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

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Andrey Boreyko is a Russian conductor. At the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, he studied conducting, graduating summa cum laude. In 1987, he won diplomas and prizes at the Grzegorz Fitelberg conductors' competition in Katowice, and he was a prize winner in 1989 at the Kirill Kondrashin conductors' competition in Amsterdam. Boreyko was music director of the Jena Philharmonic between 1998 and 2003. With the orchestra, Boreyko received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the German Music Critics. He now has the title of honorary conductor with the Jena Philharmonic. Boreyko served as Principal Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Armin Jordan was a Swiss conductor known for his interpretations of French music, Mozart and Wagner. Armin Jordan was born in Lucerne, Switzerland. "Mr. Jordan was a large man, with a slab of a face and a full mouth, often twisted in a sardonic smile, and his powerful physical presence belied the careful near-understatement of his conducting", noted The New York Times in his obituary. Jordan was most unusual at a time when conductors flew about the world from one engagement to another. For the most part he stayed close to home in Switzerland and France. After leading a number of Swiss orchestras he became principal conductor of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Geneva in 1985, a position ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 74 (1932-2006)

Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland

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Beat Martin Raaflaub is a Swiss conductor. He is the brother of Kurt Raaflaub, Professor of Classics and History at Brown University. He grew up in Basel and Cameroon and studied German and history at the University of Basel where he graduated as a doctor in modern Swiss history in 1977. At the same time he became a concert singer after having studied with Fritz Näf. Finally, the Basel Conservatory issued Raaflaub the diploma for "Teaching School Music" and "Choir Direction". In 1976 he was nominated Director of the Jugendmusikschule Muttenz near Basel. Since 1979 he has managed two other choirs as a musical director, the Choir St. Arbogast Muttenz and the Chamber Choir Bülach. He gives ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland

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