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Wolfgang Dörner was born in Vienna and in 1984 won first prize in the Besançon International Conducting Competition, the start of his international career. He has conducted broadcasts and made recordings in France, Austria and Germany and has appeared regularly at international festivals. He has worked at opera houses in Vienna, Berlin and Paris, and has conducted the world première of Welcome to the Voice, with Sting and Elvis Costello. He is a senior lecturer in conducting at the Graz Arts University and gives regular masterclasses. As a musicologist he has contributed to an edition of the works of Lanner and also of the Strauss family, and has been responsible for editions for the Vienna Philharmonic New Year Concert. For some thirty years he has served as first guest conductor of the Pasdeloup Orchestra in Paris, winning acclaim there for his Mahler cycle and works by Stravinsky and Bartók. He has been chief conductor of the Orchestre Régional de Cannes since 2013.

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