José Antonio Abreu

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José Antonio Abreu
José Antonio Abreu at TED in 2009.jpg
Abreu at TED in 2009
Born
José Antonio Abreu Anselmi

(1939-05-07)May 7, 1939
Valera, Venezuela
DiedMarch 24, 2018(2018-03-24) (aged 78)
Caracas, Venezuela
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Occupationorchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician.
Known forfounder of El Sistema

José Antonio Abreu Anselmi (May 7, 1939 – March 24, 2018) was a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. He was best known for his association with El Sistema. He was Catholic.[1] He was honored with the 2009 Latin Grammy Trustees Award, an honor given to personalities that have contributed to music by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Abreu died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Caracas on March 24, 2018 at the age of 78.[2]

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  1. Vulliamy, Ed (29 July 2007). "Gustavo Dudamel" – via www.theguardian.com.
  2. Moleiro, Alonso (25 March 2018). "Muere José Antonio Abreu, maestro de Gustavo Dudamel" – via elpais.com.

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