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George Wolgang Cleve is an American conductor who was born in Vienna. He studied at the High School of Music and Art and the Mannes College of Music. He has conducted for many famous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Montreal Symphony. Cleve has also conducted several operas, some of which include Don Carlos, Carmen, and Cosi fan tutte. Cleve is the founder, in 1974, and director of the Midsummer Mozart Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area.