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Oliver Knussen

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Oliver Knussen, 2008

Stuart Oliver Knussen CBE (12 June 1952 – 8 July 2018) was a Scottish composer and conductor. He was born in Glasgow. He was awarded CBE in the 1994 Birthday Honours.

Knussen was principal guest conductor of The Hague's Het Residentie Orkest (Residentie Orchestra) between 1992 and 1996, the Aldeburgh Festival's co-artistic director between 1983 and 1998 and the London Sinfonietta's music director between 1998 and 2002 – and became that ensemble's conductor laureate.

In 2005 Knussen was the music director of the Ojai Music Festival.

Knussen died on 8 July 2018 in Snape, Suffolk, aged 66.[1]


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  1. Faber Music. Retrieved 9 July 2018

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