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Bernard Johan Herman Haitink CH KBE (born March 4, 1929) is a Dutch conductor and violinist. Contents

Early life

Haitink was born in Amsterdam, the son of Willem Haitink and Anna Haitink. He studied music at the conservatoire in Amsterdam. He played the violin in orchestras before taking courses in conducting under Ferdinand Leitner in 1954 and 1955.

Career

Haitink became second conductor of the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra in 1955. He took the post of chief conductor of the… read more

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