Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomïzhsky

Russian Born 14 Feb 1813 Died 17 Jan 1869

Richard Cooke was appointed Conductor of the Royal Choral Society in 1995 and regularly conducts them in London's major concert halls. He was a chorister of St Paul's Cathedral and Choral Scholar in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, where he conducted all the main University Orchestras. Richard has worked in collaboration with the world's leading conductors, including Solti, Haitink, Muti, Mehta, Abbado and Tennstedt. He has received a Grammy award and four Grammy nominations, and has conducted in many European cities, most frequently in Sweden and France. He received an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Essex in the summer of 1996.

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