Claus Peter Flor

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Claus Peter Flor (born 16 March 1953, Leipzig) is a German conductor. He played the violin as a youth, and later was a conducting student with Rolf Reuter.

Flor served as chief conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin from 1984 to 1991. He was artistic advisor and principal guest conductor to the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich from 1991 to 1996. He was principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1991 to 1994, and has been principal guest conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi since 2003.

In the USA, Flor served as principal guest conductor with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1999 to 2008.[1][2]

From 2008 to 2014, Flor was music director of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.[3]


  1. ^ Lawrence van Gelder (23 June 1998). "Footlights: A Second Baton". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  2. ^ Scott Cantrell (1 February 2007). "New director for DSO". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-02-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Announces the Appointment of Claus Peter Flor as its New Music Director" (PDF) (Press release). Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Günther Herbig
Chief Conductor, Konzerthausorchester Berlin
Succeeded by
Michael Schønwandt
Preceded by
Matthias Bamert
Music Director, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Fabio Mechetti