Sir Andrew Davis
MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis is also Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is Conductor Laureate of both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony, where he has also been named interim Artistic Director until 2020. He also holds the honorary title of Conductor Emeritus from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. One of today’s most recognized and acclaimed conductors, Sir Andrew has conducted virtually all of the world’s major orchestras, opera companies, and festivals.
A vast and award-winning discography documents Sir Andrew’s artistry, with recent CDs including the works of Berlioz, Bliss, Elgar (winner of the 2018 Diapason d’Or de l’Année – Musique Symphonique), Grainger, Ives, Holst, and Handel (nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY® for Best Choral Performance).
In 1992, Maestro Davis was made a Commander of the British Empire, and in 1999, he was designated a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours List.