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The conductor Olaf Henzold was born in Leipzig and studied at the Dresden Musikhochschule with Hartmut Haenchen and in Prague with Václav Neumann. As a student he directed the Dresden Studio for New Music, winning first prize in the Parma International Toscanini Competition in 1987 and a Mendelssohn scholarship in the same year. He went on to conduct all major orchestras in the German Democratic Republic. His subsequent career has seen him as Kapellmeister at the Leipzig Opera, and Music Director of the Lucerne Theatre and Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. From 1998 to 2001 he was General Music Director of the Saarland State Theatre and Principal Conductor of the Saarbrücken Saarland State Orchestra. Since 2001 he has been Principal Conductor of the Norwegian Opera in Oslo. His career has brought many international guest engagements throughout Europe and South America and as far afield as Japan.

Role: Conductor 
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COATES, G.: Symphonies Nos. 1, 7 and 14 Naxos

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