Jan Latham Koenig

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Jan Latham Koenig

Jan Latham-Koenig (born in 1953) is a conductor. He was born in England, with Mauritian roots on his father's side, [1] and educated at the Royal College of Music in London. He attended Highgate School from 1966 [2] before he founded the Koenig Ensemble in 1976 and began his career as a concert conductor with the BBC, in 1981. He later conducted the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Vienna State Opera, La Fenice (Venice), the Royal Danish Theatre, the Rome Opera, as well as serving as the Music Director of both the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and Opéra National du Rhin, from 1997 to 2002.[3]

Since December, 2011, is the artistic director of the OFUNAM, the orchestra of the University of Mexico.[4] He was the Music Director of the Municipal Theater of Santiago, Chile,[5] and Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy.[6] He is also working extensively in Moscow, with the municipally-owned Novaya (New) Opera, whose principal conductor he has been since April 2011 (source Novaya Opera documents, including Programme for their annual Epiphany Festival (January 2012), and he is also working at the Royal Opera House, conducting La Traviata. Most recently, he has been conducting Verdi's "Othello" in Tokyo.

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