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Born Bremen.

German conductor.

Wilfried Boettcher trained initially as a cellist, studying with Troester, Casals and Fournier. He later studied conducting in Vienna under Hans Swarowsky, and founded a chamber orchestra there, the Wiener Solisten. In 1967 he was appointed musical director of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, while in the 1970/71 season he made his debut conducting opera, with appearances in Hamburg, Rome and Berlin. He later became closely associated with the RAI Symphony Orchestra in Turin and the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester. He conducted many Mozart operas at the Vienna State Opera.

Conducting a wide range of orchestral music, from Haydn to Lutoslawski, his guest engagements took him to leading orchestras in Vienna, Zurich, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Amsterdam, Rome and Tokyo as well as throughout the USA and UK.

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