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Born in São Paulo in 1934, Isaac Karabtchevsky studied conducting and composition in Germany under Wolfgang Fortner, Pierre Boulez and Carl Ueter. Between 1969 and 1994 he led the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), and between 1995 and 2001 he was musical director of the La Fenice Theatre in Venice. He was also artistic director of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, of the São Paulo Municipal Theatre, of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire in France, and of the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna. He was awarded the Cultural Merit medal by the Austrian government and was made Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, as well as being honoured by virtually every province in Brazil. He has conducted concerts at the Staatsoper and at the Musikverein in Vienna, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, and at Carnegie Hall in New York. He is director and principal conductor of the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, artistic director of the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre and, since 2011, has been the artistic director of the Baccarelli Institute and the Heliópolis Symphony Orchestra.

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