Oliver von Dohnányi

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Oliver von Dohnányi (born 2 March 1955) is a Slovak conductor. He is Intendant/Artistic Director of the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Intendant/Artistic Director of the Opera of the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre in Ostrava and principal guest conductor of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava and Slovak Sinfonietta Orchestra.[1]

Dohnányi was born in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia, (now in Slovakia) and studied violin, composition and conducting at the Prague Academy for Music under Václav Neumann and at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna under Otmar Suitner. He made his conducting début, with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, in 1979.[1]


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